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By focusing on diaper need, the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) works to meet the basic needs of all American children and families.

Our mission is to raise awareness of diaper need, strengthen community-based diaper banks, and generate donations of dollars and diapers, so that all babies remain clean, dry and healthy.

NDBN Profiles

The Chapin Sisters, Lily & Abigail Chapin, are singing, songwriting sisters known for pristine harmonies and haunting melodies. They’ve been compared to sister-acts of old and Appalachian family groups, yet their original songs and arrangements have a contemporary feel. Earlier this year, both Lily and Abigail became first-time mothers. They recently sat down with NDBN to talk about motherhood, their daughters and diapers.

In The News

NDBN is pleased to share the recent national print and broadcast reporting by Al Jazeera America on diaper need and the growing diaper bank community in the U.S.  Below are links to the news articles.

“Diaper banks provide relief for struggling parents, starting at the bottom”

“Diaper banks spread across US to meet overlooked need”

MSNBC Focuses on New Diaper Bill

Why diapers matter

Without diapers, babies cannot participate in early childhood education.
Without childcare, parents cannot go to work.

By the Numbers

5.3 million

Number of American babies living in poor & low-income families

3 Fast Facts

1 in 3 American families reports experiencing diaper need.

Disposable diapers cost $70 to $80 per month per baby.

Diapers cannot be obtained with food stamps.


315 +

NDBN-Member Diaper Banks
Operating in 45 States,
D.C. & Guam

98 Million

Total diapers distributed
by U.S. diaper banks

Why diaper banks matter

“Our families are always thankful. Having diapers on a regular basis means they don’t have to make decisions between food, medicine and clean babies.”

From the Blog