A shortage of diapers can lead to serious consequences:

  • Children wearing diapers for too long, or parents trying to clean and reuse disposable diapers puts children at risk for staph and other infections.
  • If a family doesn’t have clean diapers to provide for their children, a child could spend even days at a time in the same dirty diaper
  • A crying baby is more likely to be a victim of child abuse
  • A wet baby sleeps poorly and cries at night, and so a tired parent or older sibling has further difficulties at work and at  school