It’s National Diaper Need Awareness Week!
Diaper Need is a lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy.
Diaper need affects 1 in 3 families nationally and 23% of families in King County. Within this 23%, families from BIPOC backgrounds are disproportionately impacted by diaper need. Our social safety net does not ensure equal access to basic needs items.
Nationally, low-income families pay up to 14% of their entire income on disposable diapers. WIC & food stamps do NOT cover diapers.
And while the financial burdens of the pandemic continue, diapers are also becoming increasingly more difficult to afford with prices increasing 12% in under 2 years from the end of 2019 to June of 2021. Read the recent blog post from summer intern, Siona, to learn more.
National Diaper Need Awareness Week is September 27 – October 3, 2021!
NDNAW was created in 2012 to provide individuals, communities, organizations, and elected officials with opportunities to use simple actions to lead to real talk and real change to end this public health crisis.
WestSide Baby is grateful to work with many state and loal elected officials toward our vision of ending diaper need. Thank you to the following jusrisdictions and elected officials who have proclaimed Diaper Need Awareness Week, including:
- Governor Jay Inslee, State of Washington
- The City of Seattle and Mayor of Seattle
- The King County Council
- King County Executive, Dow Constantine
- The City of Renton
- The City of Federal Way
- The City of SeaTac
Now, we’re inviting YOU, our community to help end diaper need!
- Share these resources with your friends and family.
- Donate Dollars for Diapers
Westside Baby purchases diapers at a discounted rate. Your generous financial gifts means we can double the diapers!
- Subscribe to Boxes for Babies
Sign up for our monthly subscription and your gift will go toward providing diapers and wipes for a baby in our community.
- Donate Diapers
We can only accept unopened diapers and hygiene items at this time. We appreciate your continued support by using and sharing our Amazon Wish List to get basics to babies.
- Host a Diaper Drive