GOOD+ Foundation Blog

  • The Impact of Diapers on the Health of a Child

    Diaper Need in America Diapers are a critical and basic need.  They help keep baby dry and clean, and prevent chronic diaper rash.  Babies who remain in soiled diapers too long are exposed to negative health risks.  Diaper need is an insufficient quantity of diapers.  A 2013 Yale University study found that 3 in 10 poor mothers cannot afford an adequate supply of diapers. Impact on Low-Income Families There are no state or federal child safety-net programs that allocate do...