Letters and Correspondence

Letter: Our Support for the End Diaper Need Act of 2019

Poverty & Family Economics

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 Dear Senator Duckworth and Senator Casey: 

On behalf of national, state, and local organizations, we are writing to thank you for your leadership in introducing the End Diaper Need Act of 2019. 

Diapers are critical to the health of infants and toddlers, as well as the economic and emotional health of families. Without enough diapers each day, infants and toddlers are at risk of skin infections, open sores, urinary tract infections, and other conditions that may require medical attention. However, despite the obvious necessity, many families struggle to meet their diaper needs. Infants go through 10 to 12 diapers each day and toddlers go through 6 to 8 each day, costing families an average of $70 to $80 a month. 

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