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What is diaper need?

What is the fallout of diaper need?

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When families struggle to afford diapers, they report re-using soiled diapers or keeping a baby in a dirty diaper too long. This can lead to persistent diaper rash, UTIs, and staph infections, as well as the associated medical costs.

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Well-being of the family

When families struggle to afford diapers, they must decide between buying diapers or other basic needs like food and rent.

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Mental and Emotional

Parents experiencing diaper need say they feel stressed or anxious about their responsibilities as a parent, and that they feel judged negatively because they could not afford diapers.

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Food Insecurity

28% of parents who report experiencing diaper need say that they skip their own meals in order to afford diapers.

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Without a supply of clean diapers, families can't send their babies to daycare. Without daycare, families can't go to work or school.

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Without clean diapers, babies are not able to participate in early childhood education and social opportunities.

Diaper need affects Georgia families.

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