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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Diaper Need is Real

Diaper need is the struggle to provide babies with an essential need - diapers. Some mothers face having to clean out and reuse soiled diapers or have to choose between diapers and other basic needs like food. In 2010 Huggies® commissioned a study that found 1 in 3 American moms have had to face this choice.

Babies suffer without clean, dry diapers.
Diaper need means babies are kept in wet, dirty diapers for extended period. They sometimes must wear diapers that have been cleaned out and put back on*. As a result, they are more likely to experience signs of irritation and discomfort, cry more, and suffer from worse diaper rash.

Moms struggling against diaper need are more likely to miss work or school, stay home when they need to go out, or keep their babies out of daycare — which usually requires a full day's supply of disposable diapers*. Without enough diapers for routine changes, moms feel distressed* and find parenting even more difficult.

Taken from Huggies Every Little Bottom site.