Tangipahoa Diaper Bank
Diaper need is a silent crisis in the United States and can foster severe repercussions in terms of health, emotional well-being& economic growth.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF DIAPER NEED ARE ASTONISHING
* Babies born into poor or low-income families
can spend a day or longer in one diaper, leading
to potential health risks.
* Most childcare centers, even free & subsidized
facilities, will turn away a child who arrives without
a day’s supply of disposable diapers.
* Cloth diapers are not accepted at the vast majority
of childcare centers.
* Many parents can not go to work or school if they
can’t leave their babies at childcare.
* Hence, babies live in home environments with more
tension, less nurturing and possible abuse. Their
chance to develop cognitive abilities & language
skills normally is in jeopardy, and frankly, the
uncomfortable baby will cry—a lot
© Tangipahoa Diaper Bank.
PROVIDING A SMALL THING LIKE DIAPERS, IMPACTS A BIG THING LIKE MOM’S BEING ABLE TO GET BACK TO WORK.
* When parents run out of diapers, they are forced to withdraw their children from child care. Without proper child care, parents cannot work to support their families and cannot attend the schooling that will help them provide a firmer economic base for their family.
* Most immediately, an inadequate supply of diapers forces many parents to leave their child in a soiled diaper longer than is appropriate, which frequently leads to diaper rash, and may cause staph infections and urinary tract infections.
* A range of negative outcomes in children, including problems with behavior, cognitive ability, language development, school adjustment and overall well-being.
AMERICA’S BABIES ARE BEING SHORTCHANGED.
* With 5.9 million babies in the U.S. aged three or younger living in poor or low-income families;
* And, disposable diapers costing up to $150 per month, per baby, with no government assistance;
* It’s easy to understand why our country is conflicted with the serious problem of how to get millions of babies into the diapers they need.
* Without transportation, buying diapers at a convenience store rather than a large discount store can double or triple the monthly cost.
* For sanitary reasons, coin-operated laundromats often don’t allow customers to wash cloth diapers.
*LETS WORK AS A WHOLE AND HELP CHILDREN IN DIRE NEED OF PAMPERS TO LIVE HEALTHIER LIVES. TO DONATE PAMPERS OR MONEY TO TANGIPAHOA DIAPER BANK CLICK ON CONTACT AT THE TOP OF SCREEN..*
Tangipahoa Diaper Bank wants the cries to stop and the smiles to form. We need the help of the community to do so. Healthy and happy babies makes for proud and happy parents.
HELP families IN NEED WITHIN YOUR OWN COMMUNITY.