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Changing Diapers. Changes Lives.
Diaper BankHealthy Steps Diaper BankNeed for Diaper BanksImportance of Proper DiaperingDiaper ChangingDiapering TipsDiaper RashPurchasing TipsPotty TrainingNext Steps Questions
A nonprofit group that collects, stores, and helps distribute free diapers to family service organizations.
Our mission is to provide diapers to families in need to keep children clean, dry, and healthy.
Healthy Steps Diaper Bank
“Diapers are a basic need for children in the United States, as essential to their health and well-being as food, shelter, and a parent’s love.”Many caregivers lack a sufficient supply of disposable diapers to keep their children clean, dry, & healthy
Need for Diaper Banks
Proper diapering not only ensures that children are clean, dry, and healthy but also:Reduces the risk of diaper rash, staph infections, and urinary tract infections (UTIs)Reduces the risk of spreading to others diseases such as E coli, Hepatitis A, Norovirus, and Hand Foot & MouthSupports diaper counting and hydration assessmentsHelps facilitate relationship building and bonding
Importance of Proper Diapering
In the first year, a baby will use between 2,700-3,000 diapers
Child’s AgeAverage Number of Diapers per Day0 – 1 Month10 – 122 - 6 Months8 – 107 – 12 Months8 13 – 24 Months6 – 8
General times to change a baby:When awakens in the morningBefore or after a feedingAfter a napBefore bedtimeAfter a bowel movement
Use this as bonding timeSelect an appropriate locationGather all supplies before you startDo not use baby powderUse ointments/creams specific to diaperingHave a toy or distraction ready
Wipe girls front to back to reduce UTIsWet washcloth or paper towel can be used in place of wipesTwo finger rule to ensure diaper fits properly around the waistDispose of diapers in plastic lined garbage cansAfter changing a diaper, wash your hands
Bright red, puffy, inflamed skinCauses include: Prolonged exposure to wet/soiled diapersDiarrheaIntroduction of foodsChafing/rubbingAntibioticsIrritation from a new product
Treatments:Over-the-counter ointmentsIncreasing airflowChanging diapers oftenWashing baby’s bottom with water after each changePat baby dry – do not rub!Avoiding soaps and wipes that contain alcohol or fragrance
Select the appropriate size of diaper based on your child’s weightCompare the price per diaperLook for salesUse couponsPrintable coupons at: Huggies.com, Pampers.com, Luvs.com, Pull-ups.comFind coupons on shelvesAsk a friend for diaper coupons from the Sunday paperPurchase diapers online
Patience and consistencyEvery child is differentChild’s readinessTiming
Signs of readiness:Stays dry for 2 hours and/or through napsAsks to be changed & doesn’t like to be in soiled diapersShows interest in the pottyIs able to sit for 2-5 minutesCan pull pants up & downHas words for pee & poop
Tips:Lay the groundworkGet suppliesSchedule potty breaksWatch for “need to pee” signsIncentives & Praise!!!Everyone using the same process
Tips Continued:Naps & bedtime take longerAccidents and setbacks will happenAvoid negative reinforcement & punishments
Begin, or continue, diapering in a way to ensure your child is clean, dry, and healthyHave a conversation with your case worker if your supply is inadequateShare this information with family, friends, and caregivers
Healthy Steps Diaper Bank - www.healthystepsdiaperbank.comHuggies - www.huggies.comIn Short Supply/Feeding America - www.feedingamerica.orgMayo Clinic - www.mayoclinic.orgNational Diaper Bank Network - www.nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org Pampers - www.pampers.comPull-Ups - www.pull-ups.com