Did you know that, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies require up to 12 diapers per day, which adds up to 11,000 diapers throughout childhood? A shocking 1 in 3 families in the U.S. cannot afford diapers. National Diaper Need Awareness Week shines a light on the challenges caregivers face when affording necessities such as diapers, an increasing challenge in the face of record high inflation.
Here are metro organizations that supply diapers for families in need. Considering supporting one of these organizations this week and throughout the year.
- Family Expectations –
a free program in Oklahoma City, where new and expecting parents receive free diapers and other baby items, just for attending free parenting workshops.
- Infant Crisis Services – a local non-profit that provides formula, food, diapers, blankets, clothing and other basic necessities. Their Babymobile travels to partner agencies in the Oklahoma City metro area as well as Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cleveland, Comanche, Custer, Garvin, Grady, Kay, Lincoln, McClain, Payne, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Seminole, and Stephens counties.
- OkCity Crisis Nursery – partners with parents and caregivers to provide emergency care and other necessities such as clothing, diapers, formula and car seats.
- Center for Children and Families – offers programs and services for families in need including a Baby Pantry with diapers, wipes and other supplies.
- Birth Choice of Oklahoma, Inc. – provides baby clothing, diapers and formula.
If you know of other diaper and baby resources for OKC area residents in need, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.