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Monday, July 29, 2013

Diaper Need in the News Today

With the release of a new study in the journal Pediatrics, diaper need is in the news.  1 in 3 mothers report difficulty in getting diapers for their little ones.  One takeaway: "In fact, worry over how to pay for diapers is now among the top stressors for low-income parents, next to concerns about food and housing, researchers say."  Sadly, "One in 12 mothers in a study admitted to 'stretching' diaper supply - leaving a dirty diaper on their child or cleaning and reusing a disposable diaper - because they couldn't afford new ones."

This study confirms what many people who run diaper banks already know: diapers can make all the difference in a happy and healthy household.  Today's diaper need articles from around the country:

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/diaper-weighs-heavy-low-income-moms-study-article-1.1411741

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/it-made-me-feel-ashamed-poor-moms-anguish-over-diaper-6C10775589

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-diaper-need-20130729,0,1515372.story

http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/29/diaper-needs-put-stress-on-moms/?iref=allsearch

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/07/29/many-low-income-moms-struggle-to-afford-diapers-study

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