Tag Archives: diapers

“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.

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“How the poor pay more for diapers”

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This March 14, 2016 article I found on the Reading Eagle website talks about why diapers are more expensive for low-income families than they are for those with higher incomes.

“A Squeamish New Dad’s Guide To Diapers”

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This March 2, 2015 Adequate Man article offers tips for new Dads who are squeamish about the idea of changing their baby’s diapers.

“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.

“State Senator Sandoval Calls For Lowering Tax Rate On Diapers”

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This January 28, 2015  CBS: Chicago article talks about how Illinois State Senator Sandoval is pushing to decrease the taxation of baby diapers in his state.  He acknowledges it will be a loss in tax revenue, but it is something that would help many families with small children which is good for everyone in the state.

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Illinois State Senate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“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.

“Diaper bank fills a unique need”

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This YouTube video uploaded on April 7, 2014 by eightwestonline talks about a need that is often overlooked when we think about babies and toddlers …. the need for clean diapers.  This is one of many diaper banks that have begun to try to meet this overwhelming need.

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luier, diaper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“At the Diaper Bank of NC, hoping the donations in the wake of theft continue”

 

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Location of state of XY (see filename) in the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This June 18, 2014 article on the & News Observer website talks about an ongoing story involving a North Carolina Diaper bank that was robbed down to bare shelves, and the outpouring of help from across the country as the story of what happened made national headlines.  The need will continue long after the diaper bank has recovered from being robbed, they hope that those helping now will continue their support for years to come, and as stated in the article the folks at the Diaper Bank in North Carolina hope that people will reach out to meet the need in their own local community also.

“Many low-income moms struggle to afford diapers”

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This July 29, 2013 WICU-12 Erie, PA article talks about diaper need, what it is and some of the effects it can have on families, in addition to discussing what age groups are more at risk of experiencing diaper need.

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English: Erie PA on Lake Erie latitude 42.114507 longitude -80.076213 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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