There is a legend that Potty Fairies love to collect clean unused diapers from children who no longer need them. Consider telling your child that the Potty Fairies are going to collect their diapers and bring them to babies that really need them. Share that the Potty Fairies will swap their baby diapers with big kid underwear! Children helping children.
Learning to help others while they help themselves.
A win, win message for your little one.
Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or child clean,dry, and healthy.
Here are the facts as stated on the National Diaper Bank website:
- 1 in 3 American families reports experiencing diaper need.
- 5.2 million children in the U.S. aged three or younger live in poor or low-income families.
- Infants require up to 12 diapers per day, toddlers about 8.
- Disposable diapers can 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.
- Most childcare centers, even free and subsidized facilities require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers.
Ways you can help:
- Donate diapers to your state or local Diaper Bank Organization,
- Hold a diaper drive.
- Volunteer at your local diaper bank.
- Donate money.
More idea on how to get involved at:
The Potty Fairy can deliver big kid undies and collect unused diapers for babies in need.