National Diaper Bank Network

about ndbn

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

DC Diaper Bank, serving Washington, D.C., is among the National Diaper Bank Network’s 240-plus members working to eliminate diaper need in communities throughout the U.S. While the above video focuses on the terrific work of DC Diaper Bank, the piece also reflects the values and impact that diaper bankers everywhere have on the lives of babies and their families. #DiaperOn!

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.


240 +

NDBN-Member Diaper Banks
Operating in 44 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