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2017 - Diaper Need by the Numbers

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U.S. Population 0-3 Years
Low-Income Children 0-3 Years
Total Diapers Distributed
NDBN Member Diaper Banks
> 11 million
300+
47%
> 200 million
5.2 million children under 3 live in poor or low-income families.
Diaper Need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or toddler clean, dry and healthy.
46 States, D.C. & Guam
BY THE NUMBERS
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DIRECT DIAPER ASSISTANCE
DIAPER ASSISTANCE BREAKDOWN
WHO PROVIDES DIAPER ASSISTANCE?
DIAPER BANKS
GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS ?
No government safety net program provides diapers for babies.
* ZERO direct government assistance for diapers, a basic need for ALL infants & toddlers! Diapers can be purchased with TANF benefits, yet only 27% of families with children in poverty receive TANF, a weakening safety net insufficient to cover even basic housing costs.
0% Government*
100% Non-Governmental 
FOOD BANKS
SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES
COMMUNITY & FAITH-BASED GROUPS
WHY DIAPERS MATTER
TeAM
Without diapers, babies cannot participate in early childhood education programs. Without child care, parents cannot go to work.
Children that participate in early childhood education are almost 3 times more likely to go on to higher education.
1 in 3 U.S. moms report suffering from diaper need.
Diapers can cost $70 - $80 per month; babies need 6-10 diapers per day.
 3 x
= 1 day of 6-10 diapers
$70 - $80
FACTS
Diaper need impacts the physical, mental & economic well-being of children & parents.
Most child care centers require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers.
31% of infants & toddlers with at least one parent who works full-time live in low-income families.
Medicaid covers 47% of all births, on average, in the U.S. states, yet no government program provides diapers as a basic need for babies.
Diaper banks help meet diaper need by providing diapers to more than 1/4 million infants & toddlers each month.