Southeastern Idaho Public Health

Idaho Diaper Bank

The Idaho Diaper Bank is one venue through which our community can assist low-income families, in southeast Idaho, who are struggling to obtain an adequate supply of diapers to keep their infants and toddlers clean, dry and healthy. By giving families a supplemental supply of disposable diapers, the Idaho Diaper Bank gives families a glimpse of hope and a chance to get back on track financially and, hopefully, reduce overall family stress.

Diaper Need

What is diaper need?

Diaper need is the struggle to provide infants & toddlers with clean, dry diapers.

  • 1 in 3 Idaho families struggle to afford diapers.
  • Diapers cost $18 per week, or $936 per year, on average per child; Babies need 6-10 diapers per day.
  • Low-income families are forced to choose between food and diapers each month.

The Impact of Diaper Need

  • Parents miss work or school because day care centers do not accept children without disposable diapers.
  • If a family can’t afford diapers, a baby may spend an extended period of time in the same soiled diaper causing an increased risk of illness.
  • Fifty-five percent of kids under age 3 in Idaho live in poverty or a low-income family.

Support the Diaper Bank

  • Host a Diaper Drive in your community
    • Businesses & organizations are encouraged to facilitate their own community diaper drives. Contact LeAnne Salina (208.478.6315) to organize yours today!
  • Donate dollars to the Idaho Diaper Bank at www.idahodiaperbank.org
    • Because of a negotiated bulk discount price, the Idaho Diaper Bank is able to stretch your diaper dollar. Just $10 can provide diapers to a child for a month.
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