Across the country, 62% of working moms headed to their jobs are also raising infants at home, according to the National Diaper Bank Network.
Beyond dealing with the regular exhaustion that comes from tending to the demanding needs of a wee one, one in three U.S. moms suffer from diaper need, also according to NDBN. That’s a lot of working moms struggling to make ends meet.
Most childcare facilities require parents to provide diapers for their children, meaning struggling to provide diapers also creates a hurdle when moms need to get to work.
“Nationally, 57% of parents experiencing diaper need who rely on childcare said they missed an average of four days of school or work in the past month because they didn’t have diapers,” according to the Wisconsin Diaper Facts sheet on NDBN.
Four missed days of work or school because of a lack of diapers.
Jake’s Diapers launched its Direct Aid diaper loan program in 2018 to serve more of these individuals in need.
For example, one mom who benefitted from our national Direct Aid loan program let us know how the donation transformed her diaper changing experience.
“You sent us diapers a few weeks ago,” she said. “I was in shock at the box and then in tears seeing inside. Every time I change my daughter, I feel so much love knowing so many people cared enough to help me put clean, comfortable diapers on my daughter. Even my older children love the diapers. Such cute and beautiful colors.”
About Our National Efforts: Jake’s Diapers provides reusable options to members of the National Diaper Bank Network to supplement their work with single-use items. We also maintain partnerships with a network of organizations throughout the United States to support their efforts to help others live clean, healthy and prosperous lives. In late 2018, we also launched a direct aid diaper loan program for individual applicants in the U.S.