Diaper Need in Greater Cincinnati
1 in 3 American families lack a sufficient amount of diapers to keep their child clean, dry & healthy.
The numbers are staggering, and they stack up quick.
The average child under age 3 uses 6-10 diapers per day, costing families nearly $100 each month per child according to the National Diaper Bank.
Working families often rely on childcare facilities, many of which require parents to provide a day's worth of disposable diapers for their child. As members of families with at least one working parent, 31% of infants & toddlers still live in a low-income family.
Almost half of Cincinnati children live in poverty. Currently, there are no government assistance programs that directly fund diapers - a basic need for all infants and toddlers - despite Medicaid providing coverage for 1/3 of births in the USA each year.
When children don't have access to diapers they may be left in soiled diapers for longer than what is appropriate (and sometimes, for days at a time) posing risks their health and well being, like diaper rash, urinary tract and staph infections.
When enough diapers aren't available for the day, children can't participate in early childhood programs, which can impact a parent or caregiver's ability to go to work.
Diaper Need impacts the physical, mental, emotional and financial well being of everyone.
Right now, 16,600 Greater Cincinnati children are suffering from diaper need. What can you do to help?
Friends of NCWB 2018
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Doulas of Cincinnati partnered with No Child Wet Behind 501c3, to host Cincinnati's inaugural No Child Wet Behind 5K | Family 1 Mile & Diaper Drive Fundraiser in 2017.
With the help and generosity of Greater Cincinnati, Doulas of Cincinnati was able to collect 46,434 diapers to help babies right here in our community stay clean, dry, and healthy.
Businesses throughout our community joined our cause to host No Child Wet Behind diaper collection boxes. They rallied their employees, customers and community to donate diapers at their location.
5K runners took the Run for One Pledge, collecting diapers from friends and family to deliver the day of the race. Family 1 Mile participants joined in the fun bringing diapers and enjoying the scenic walk in Winton Woods. The rain didn't keep our runners and walkers away. Music from Presenting Sponsor Q102 kept the party going while everyone enjoyed the Vendor Area meeting with local businesses. Support from our community volunteers and corporate volunteers from Target made the day possible. Activities included Photo Booth, kids games, bounce house, face painting, and of course cotton candy!
No Child Wet Behind Cincinnati 2017 is the largest Greater Cincinnati Diaper Drive to date, which benefits families experiencing diaper need in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.
All diapers collected are DIRECTlY DONATED to help babies in Greater Cincinnati!
Thank You To Our 2017 Sponsors!
Special Thanks to Our Sponsor Friends:
K. Marie Photography
Parental Hope, Inc.
ALDI, Smart Kids
Whole Foods Market