Diaper Need: What it is and How You Can Help!
As a mom, it breaks my heart to know that one in three families struggle to be able provide enough diapers for their children! This is a huge problem and so many people are unaware that diaper need is a real issue in our country. Can you imagine the worry these parents must experience in simply trying to care for their children and keep them dry and healthy? Parents have enough to worry about without having to struggle with a simple necessity like having enough clean diapers for their child. I have good news, though! Together, we can help to make sure that every child has the diapers they desperately need.
From March 26 through April 29, any purchase of Huggies® diapers at Walgreens or Walgreens.com triggers a donation of a day’s worth of diapers to a family in need! With your help, Huggies and Walgreens will donate 1.5 million diapers and 250,000 wipes nationwide to the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN)!
3 Ways You Can Help With Diaper Need
In addition to purchasing Huggies® diapers or wipes at Walgreens between March 26 and April 29, there are other ways you can help parents who are struggling with the inability to provide this basic need for their children.
- Donate money to support the National Diaper Bank Network and its member diaper bank programs at nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org.
- Donate diapers to your local diaper bank or host a diaper drive with your neighborhood, school or local organization.
- You can also donate your Huggies Rewards Points to the National Diaper Bank Network by visiting Huggies.com/rewards.
Real-Life Experience: Why Cloth Diapers Weren’t the Answer for Our Budget
When I found out I was pregnant, I wanted to try to use cloth diapers whenever possible to try and save money! I thought cloth diapers would be our budget’s saving grace and I honestly wondered why more people didn’t use them! I researched cloth diapers (who knew that so many different kinds existed?) and I was overwhelmed with all the options, rules of use (which diaper creams are safe?), and cleaning instructions! I did end up buying a few cloth diapers to try out with my son and unfortunately they received very little use!
I attempted using cloth diapers when I was still on maternity leave and I just couldn’t keep up with them. To use cloth diapers regularly, you have to have a ton on hand since babies go through so many diapers in a day. When I had to go back to work, that was the end of my use of cloth diapers!
So while many people may have the same thoughts I did about using cloth diapers to save money, for the average parent it just isn’t practical. Many people who struggle with diaper need don’t have the large amount of money needed to buy a large stash of cloth diapers to start out with. To make matters worse, if you are a working parent, many daycare centers will only accept disposable diapers. Many working parents also lack the amount of time needed to wash and take care of cloth diapers to maintain their quality. I definitely learned that cloth diapers are a lot of work and not as time and cost-efficient as I imagined.
This is another reason why I love that Huggies® is working together with Walgreens to bring awareness to this issue and to help these parents give their children happy, dry, and healthy lives! Huggies were the first diapers that my son used in the hospital after he was born and I have been a fan ever since! I love supporting companies that give back.
Make sure to click here to buy Huggies® Diapers or Wipes at any Walgreens store or at Walgreens.com and Huggies® will give a day’s worth of diapers or wipes to the National Diaper Bank Network! #NoBabyUnhugged