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
When poor parents can’t afford diapers, babies wear dirty diapers longer
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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Poor Moms’ Anguish Over Diaper Costs
NBC 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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Baby Basics Collier Featured in Forbes Article
This 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.