SC Diaper Bank is committed to helping parents in need throughout South Carolina.
Diapers play a key role not only in a baby’s health and well-being, but also in ensuring hygiene for the whole family. They are a basic necessity for a child, ranking with parental love and food. But diapers are expensive. Families unable to afford sufficient diapers run the risk not having enough diapers or reusing dirty diapers, leaving their children in soiled diapers for long periods of time. This can cause serious health issues and pain, affecting a child’s well-being. Unhappy babies can lead to unhappy parents and may cause excessive material and paternal stress. In some extreme cases this stress can lead to child abuse.
A lack of diapers can also limit a family’s childcare options. Many childcare facilities will not allow children to be dropped off without an adequate amount of diapers for the day. A mother or father may have to miss days of work to watch their child, cutting their already low income.
Unfortunately, although they play such a key role in a child’s life, diapers are not listed as essentials that can be funded with federal assistance programs, and many low-income families are affected by a shortage of diapers.