Baby Basics of Collier County supports hard working parents who are struggling to make ends meet and need diapers for their babies. Baby Basics of Collier County currently serves about 345 babies at nine distribution sites. Since 1994, Baby Basics of Collier County has distributed almost 3 million diapers to families in the area. Read more about Baby Basics.

3 Millionth Diaper Celebration a Success

Baby Basics celebrated delivering their 3 Millionth Diaper at Waterside Shops on March 13, 2014.  Click below to see some pictures (courtesy of Lane Wilkinson Photography) of this fantastic event.




When poor parents can’t afford diapers, babies wear dirty diapers longer

BBCC_MSN_articleThey are the first line of defense against infection and disease — and are even linked to preventing depression and violence.

Desperate people will sometimes steal to get them.

No, this is not a story about illicit pills or drug abuse. It’s about disposable diapers, an item the poor need desperately.

Researchers are starting to realize “diaper need” not only causes obvious health problems for children, but leads to depression in moms and poor social and developmental outcomes for the child — even child abuse.

It is estimated that disposable diapers can cost up to $100 a month for one baby. On average, a newborn goes through eight to 10 diapers a day, said Melinda Ohlemiller, CEO of Nurses for Newborns.

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Photo MSN News



Poor Moms’ Anguish Over Diaper Costs

6C8419596-g-130728-cvr-diapers-3p.blocks_desktop_smallNBC News Health published and article addressing everything we have been saying for 21 years about the Baby Basics program.  You may have seen this article but if not please read it and send it to everyone you know. We had the antidotal information and they just justified it in a study. The study was done by Yale and the National Diaper Network which we have been working with. It certainly speaks to the issues we see at our distributions. Thank you so much for your support of our program.

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Photo DANNY JOHNSTON / AP file

 



Baby Basics Collier Featured in Forbes Article

bb_1012_02This holiday season, columnist Kelly Phillips Erb of Forbes.com launched a series of articles titled The 12 Days of Charitable Giving.  Baby Basics of Collier County was honored to be featured in this series.  To read the entire article, please click here.



 

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I was thrilled to have served as Honorary Chairman of the Baby Basics Biking and Walking Challenge event presented by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney at North Collier Regional Park on February 12, 2010. As a law enforcement officer and a parent, I strongly believe in the good work being done in our community by Baby Basics of Collier County.Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk

Just as we were about to have our last child, life seemed to be going great.  Then my husband's company closed and we lost our house.  Baby Basics was there for me with more than just diapers.  We were a family used to giving help - not asking for it.  Thank you for helping make our life a little easier.A Program Participant

I have been a Baby Basics volunteer/site manager for the past 7 years.  I love it because we can give encouragement and help to ensure happy babies through friendship to moms and dads.  We give all of our families a gracious hand-up while they are trying to do their very best.Trish Kelly, board member

As a Baby Basics volunteer, I feel that I play a small part in helping parents who are working hard to bring up happy, healthy babies. Not having to buy expensive diapers allows parents to provide food and other necessities to ensure happy, healthy families.  Meeting with these families and witnessing their gratitude is a special perk of being a volunteer.Selma Flieder, volunteer

Baby Basics is a very special nonprofit that provides diapers and caring for low income families. Diapers are a basic necessity and are very expensive. This organization relieves these families of some of their financial burdens. By volunteering, I have the opportunity to meet these families and their children, providing one-on-one contact and observing how appreciative they are.Sue Reynen, board member