New Jersey Diaper Network
Every baby deserves to have a clean diaper but not all NJ families can afford this basic need.
To help local families, PCA-NJ created the New Jersey Diaper Network.
DID YOU KNOW
- A typical infant uses up to 12 diapers/day; a toddler uses up to 8 diapers/day. In low-income households, a child may be in a single diaper all day, increasing risk of health problems from skin diseases to hepatitis.
- Babies in wet and dirty diapers cry more, fuss more, and are unhappy. A baby crying non-stop from being in a soiled diaper for a prolonged period of time is more likely to be abused.
- The average child will use more than 2,700 diapers in the first year alone, which can add up!
- A healthy change of diapers costs about $100/month for children.
- New Jersey has more than 96,000 children under 5 living in poverty.
- Safety net programs do NOT cover diapers – not Food Stamps, not WIC.
- Inadequate diaper supply can affect a parent’s ability to attend work programs and training since most childcare providers requier parents to provide an adequate supply of disposable diapers.
How You Can Help
You can help us provide diapers to local families in need with your contribution today.
Please do not send diapers directly to Prevent Child Abuse-NJ as we monitor the need across the state and size needs continuously vary.
Some families need newborn sizes, while others desperately need a larger size.
We do not have storage, so your monetary donations help us purchase the correct sized diapers for each specific family.