Category Archives: Diaper Need

“Diaper Shortage in the 1940’s and Congress was to blame!”

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This piece by Kim Rosas on the “Dirty Diaper Laundry” blog talks about Congress issuing orders to ration cloth diapers, and forbidding the military from using cloth diapers to clean their weapons.  Despite the rationing Diaper services experienced a lot of growth during this time not only because of the first of the baby boomers being born, but also because women who traditionally would have been in charge of washing cloth diapers had gone to work in factories to help build planes and other items, so they had less time to be able to wash diapers.  Diaper services thrived because of the shift in the workforce based on what this blog post discusses.

“Diaper Shortages Leave Low-Income Kids Behind Before They Can Even Walk”

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This July 15, 2014 blog post found on the “Talk Poverty” website talks about some of the obstacles that are created when a low-income family doesn’t have access to an adequate supply of diapers for their infants or toddlers.

“Many Poor Families Struggle To Afford Diapers. These Lawmakers Want To Help Them.”

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An article talking about what some Lawmakers are trying to do to help poor people meet their basic need for clean diapers for their children

“New Congressional Bill Aims to Help Working Families Struggling with Diaper Need”

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This November 19, 2015 article on the NASDAQ  Global Newswire website talks about HR-4055 that if passed would make federal funds available to states so they can help families with the purchase of diapers for infants and toddlers.

luier, diaper

luier, diaper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2015 Diaper Need Awareness Week in Pennsylvania

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I missed this when it was new, but a Resolution was passed recognizing September 28 through October 4, 2015 as Diaper Need Awareness Week in Pennsylvania

“The Diaper Tax”

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This February 9, 2015 Huffington Post article talks about the taxation of diapers and its impact on those who need them.

“It’s the Holidays, But Diaper Need Remains”

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Christmas lights on Aleksanterinkatu. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This December 9, 2011 article talks about diaper need during the holiday season

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“”Every Little Bottom” – The story by Huggies” [Video]

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This YouTube video was uploaded by Acrumble31 on December 31, 2011 and is a summary of the “Every Little Bottom” study done by Huggies on the topic of Diaper Need in the United States.

“Change Those Diaper Rules; Once a Day Not Enough”

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This October 7, 2014 WomensEnews.org article talks about ongoing efforts by some California legislatures to get diapers out of the same class as alcohol and tobacco products when it comes to services for low-income people.

“Closing the ‘Diaper Gap’”

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This September 11, 2014 segment on the TimeWarner News website talks about one woman’s efforts to close the gap on diaper need by collecting diapers and distributing them to local diaper banks.