“Barrier To Entry: How Diaper Need Isolates Parents” is the title of a new article by Anna Bahney posted on Forbes.com. The piece is among several recent news articles on #DiaperNeed and the National Diaper Bank Network.
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“Parenting a baby, despite its sublime moments of joy, can be challenging even for those with adequate resources. But for parents who are struggling to make ends meet, the difficulty is much greater. Stress gathers around meeting their baby’s most basic needs of being fed and, particularly, diapered.
Government assistance programs like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) aid families in feeding their kids.
But what about keeping babies healthy, clean and dry? What about diapers?
With no national assistance program to provide diapers to families, diaper need can endanger the health of the baby and make the job of parenting more stressful for the parent. Lack of diapers can also be an obstacle to the family accessing child care and even correlate with maternal depression according to new research from the National Diaper Bank Network.”
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