Did you know:
- diapers are not covered by food stamps or WIC
- babies/ toddlers need 8-12 diapers a day
- if a mother can’t provide diapers for the day for her child, the child can’t be left at a daycare
- if you don’t have child care, you usually can’t work
- many families are forced to reuse disposable diapers which can affect the baby’s health
We didn’t either.
Well, we know babies need diapers, but we just never thought about what you would do if you couldn’t afford diapers. We’ve always assumed they were covered by WIC or a similar program. When we first heard this, we actually had to do some fact checking. It totally shocked us.
Nashville Diaper Connection was created to help families in Nashville diaper their children. They work with distribution centers in the area to provide diapers to be passed out to mothers who need them.
How exactly does it work?
- Someone holds a diaper drive (you can, too!) where they collect diapers. It can be full cases or just the left overs when your baby grows.
- The NDC gets the diapers and sorts them to send to their distribution partners.
- The distribution partners pass out the diapers to families in need.
- Happy baby bottoms!
How can you help?
- Hold a diaper drive! It’s pretty simple. Nashville Mom Blog will be holding one soon. Be on the lookout for date and location. In the meantime, save up those diapers! (if you want to help, email me)
- Spread awareness. Many don’t realize that there is even a need for diaper donations. Tell your friends and family about Nashville Diaper Connection and the work they do.
- Volunteer. NDC can always use help picking up and delivering diapers as well as breaking down cases and sorting.
- Donate. You can donate diapers or make monetary donations. Both are tax deductible.
Please, visit their website to read more about diaper need in Nashville and how you can get involved.