Did you know?
That 1/3 of Minnesota children 3 and under don’t have consistent access to clean diapers? That’s more than 75,000 babies and toddlers in our state whose parents aren’t financially able to buy enough diapers.
Everyone suffers when parents can’t purchase enough diapers
Parents who aren’t able to purchase enough clean diapers often suffer from mental-health problems like depression and anxiety related to not being able to comfort their little ones.
The diaper market caters to
Bulk diapers are much less expensive. It’s a fact. The more diapers are in a package, the less each diaper costs. But you have to be able to afford a $25 box of diapers instead of the $10 package with this week’s paycheck.
Public policy doesn’t help
Senator Tammy Duckworth from Illinois has agreed to introduce End Diaper Need Act of 2019 legislation mirroring the Representative Lee-DeLauro End Diaper Need Act (H.R. 1846). “As you may know, Senator Duckworth is the mother of two young children and the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office. She is understands the impact of clean diapers on the health and well-being of babies. We expect her bill to be introduced on Thursday, May 9 in advance of Mother’s Day. ”