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Join the UL Student Nurses Association and Student Health Services in reaching the goal of 1 diaper for every enrolled student - a total of 19,188!


What Is Diaper Need?
The lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy.


Fast Facts
• 5.2 million children in the U.S. aged three or younger live in poor or low-income families.
• 1 in 3 American families reports experiencing diaper need.
• Diapers cannot be obtained with food stamps.
• Disposable diapers cost $70 to $80 per month per baby.
• No state or federal child safety-net program allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers.
• Without transportation, buying diapers at a convenience store rather than a large “big box” store can significantly increase the monthly cost of diapers.
• Infants require up to 12 diapers per day, toddlers about 8.


Negative Consequences
• Babies who remain too long in a soiled diaper are exposed to potential health risks.
• Most childcare centers, even free and subsidized facilities require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers.
• Cloth diapers are not accepted at the vast majority of child care centers.
• Many parents cannot go to work or school if they can’t leave their babies at child care.

Contact Dr. Helen Hurst helenhurst@louisiana.edu for questions.

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