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Thursday Giveaway: Diaper Need Awareness
October 1, 2015 9:05 pm | by

10632630_10153199472289816_4027772258177267561_nThis week is Diaper Need Awareness Week. To help more people learn more about this silent epidemic, Cotton Babies Share the Love is working to spread the word about diaper need and its devastating effects.  

According to a recent study by Huggies, one in three families are forced to choose between everyday essentials and diapers. Many families cannot afford to purchase clean diapers and often resort to reusing disposables, which can lead to a number of heartbreaking issues like a rash, infection or emotional distress. Since there are few federal programs that provide assistance with diapers, we want to ensure that more people have access to this necessity.

For this week’s giveaway, three people will win an Econobum Trial Kit.

To enter, tell us how you can help raise awareness about and eliminate diaper need.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Eligible entries must be posted no later than midnight Eastern time, Wednesday, October 7. U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be drawn after the close of the contest and notified via email. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. All prizes must be claimed within 30 days of end of giveaway.

About the Author

Brittney is a social media coordinator for Cotton Babies. She has three sisters, loves pizza and enjoys listening to obscure bands no one has heard of. Outside of posting on the Cotton Babies Facebook and Instagram pages, she babysits a few cloth diaper-wearing kids and likes playing with her dogs.



  • RF said...
    October 6, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    I shared “Share the Love” on Facebook to raise awareness 🙂

  • Julie Dobbins said...
    October 6, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    I can help raise awareness about and eliminate diaper need by sharing articles and links to charity organizations via social media.

  • Geneveigh Sewell said...
    October 6, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    I can help raise awareness by sharing information on social media and to people in person. I love cloth and talking about it! At the end of our cloth diapering journey, I will be donating our stash to help with diaper need.

  • Sara Owen said...
    October 6, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I tell my friends who are newly pregnant how they can save SOOOO much money and all the benefits of using cloth. Even mama cloth!

  • Theresa Hover said...
    October 6, 2015 at 10:47 am

    If we get any disposables at our baby shower, I’m going to donate them to the mother’s support group at our church, along with any cloth diapers that we won’t need.

  • Tina said...
    October 6, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I donate diapers to my local cloth diaper bank!

  • Amy Hall said...
    October 5, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    I’ve posted it on my FB a few times and talked to some friends about it.

  • Jessica said...
    October 5, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    No family should have to struggle to diaper their babies! To help, we always leave diaper coupons near the diapers, but also I’d love to make cloth diapering mainstream! Prefolds and covers can be so much cheaper than disposables, not to mention prefolds can be recycled out of so many different leftover fabrics. Expensive disposables don’t have to be the only option!

  • Kevin Reinhardt said...
    October 5, 2015 at 9:59 am

    To help raise awareness a campaign needs to be started showing families that they aren’t alone in their struggles to have diapers. The entire network of diaper manufacturers, both cloth and disposable need to come together to show they are there to stand with and help these families receive diapers at an affordable cost through whatever program is available. If people see that there are programs and support and that they aren’t alone then hopefully they will seek the help the deserve and need.

  • Jessie said...
    October 5, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Awareness is critical to eliminate diaper need. We need to continue educating people about how easy and affordable cloth can be.

  • Jessica Funderburk said...
    October 4, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    I recently donated to GDGH, and though social media I was able to reach a large amount of parents, both locally and not.

  • Olivia Radics said...
    October 4, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    There are some great programs where you buy one cloth diaper, and another one is given to a family in need. I regularly buy such cloth diapers.

  • Jamie S said...
    October 4, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I can raise Diaper Need Awareness through sharing great posts, blogs, and giveaways like these on FB and Twitter! I also enjoyed sharing, watching and donating to the Giving Diapers Giving Hope periscopathon this last week and am excited to partake in similar events in the future 🙂

  • Gabrielle Dunai said...
    October 4, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    By educating others about cloth diapers

  • Kristina D said...
    October 4, 2015 at 6:32 am

    I think that spreading the word about cloth diapers can help raise awareness and give some help to diaper need at the same time, since cloth can be a solution for a needy family!

  • Morgan Schwall said...
    October 3, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I love sharing cloth diaper information on my social media accounts – whether it be how much money we save, how easy they are, or the options on the market. I feel like that alone is a small outreach to new and expecting parents to help them learn about cloth diapering! I’ve also held cloth 101’s locally and they learn even more about the benefits of using cloth diapers.

  • laura f. said...
    October 3, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    I raise awareness to help eliminate need by just talking about how much money my family saves by using cloth diapers. I have a lot of friends who sometime struggle to make ends meet so I really talk up the financial benefits to them!

  • Jenn C said...
    October 3, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I think word of mouth can be very effective. I am planning on using econobum for the bulk my diapering needs and almost exclusively cloth diapering. I have telling friends with babies or who are pregnant, especially those with tight budgets like mine, about econobum.

  • Sherry Blamer said...
    October 3, 2015 at 10:22 am

    I help raise awareness by sharing information with friends and family.

  • Tiffany Blank said...
    October 3, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I can help raise awareness about diaper need by encouraging people to check out companies like Giving Diapers Giving Hope. I can talk with people about it. I mention often that I am going to cloth diaper my LO when he or she gets here, this is just one more topic to discuss from that. I can help with diaper need by donating to companies like GDGH whether it be money or diapers. Often companies like this are run solely on donations, and they try to limit the cost to the family in need.

  • Morgan E. said...
    October 3, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I post a lot of awareness on my facebook page. I donate to different diaper banks.

  • Jennifer said...
    October 3, 2015 at 12:57 am

    I think making posts on social media would help.

  • Holly B said...
    October 2, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    I personally didn’t realize what great cloth diaper options there were with my older kids. Now with my newborn I have benefited myself and my own awareness raised by wonderful websites like this one. Sharing the info with other new moms is a great place to start.

  • Alisha Emmett said...
    October 2, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I help to raise awareness and end the need for diapers by sharing information on social media.

  • jilliann m said...
    October 2, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I mention cloth whenever people talk about the price of disposables!

  • E Ko said...
    October 2, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Partner with local Health Departments, hospital maternity departments, and pediatricians. Literature (on cost savings and options available) shared by them would certainly go a long way toward spreading awareness of cloth diapering.

  • Jenn H said...
    October 2, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    donate diapers or spark conversations about cloth at the food bank!

  • Britney said...
    October 2, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I can afford awareness by telling our story. Letting people know we use cloth because we can’t afford disposables.

    • Britney said...
      October 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      Lol spread awareness, not afford it.

  • MarchingTowardsMarch said...
    October 2, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I work in pediatrics and I make sure to discuss with the parents of my patients any concerns with diaper costs and what options they have to help. They are usually very receptive to it!

  • Liz Covington said...
    October 2, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    I would absolutely include cards that can be shared in public places with quick facts about how much money cloth diapers can save or how you can diaper a baby for less than $100 for their entire diaper “career”

  • CJ Huang said...
    October 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    by sharing about cloth diapers!

  • Amy L said...
    October 2, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    I can share and hashtag on IG and other social media!

  • Erica P. said...
    October 2, 2015 at 10:17 am

    I love in a community where diaper need is prevalent, so people are aware of the toll it takes on them. The bigger challenge is encouraging them to check out cloth diapering! (I think some people have a big of a stigma against it, thinking it’s “gross” or something that “only poor people do.”)

  • Kayla Bergstrom said...
    October 2, 2015 at 9:57 am

    I can help by sharing fact about cloth diapers and paying it forward when my babies are out of diapers.

  • Suzanne said...
    October 2, 2015 at 8:46 am

    I can talk to my mom friends about it.

  • Maureen Buckland said...
    October 2, 2015 at 3:55 am

    I love showing off my son’s fluff butt and every time someone makes a comment or asks “why cloth?” I give them my friendly spiel of its benefits and how it really isn’t a lot of extra work!

  • Melissa K said...
    October 2, 2015 at 2:43 am

    I talk about it to everyone when I bring up the cost effectiveness of cloth. After my baby is done with their cloth, I’d love to pass them onto someone who needs them.

  • Nisa said...
    October 1, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    By sharing about cloth diapering options with new moms!

  • Colleen Maurina said...
    October 1, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Cloth diapers would be a good solution to diaper need since they can be washed and reused many times. The initial cost of cloth diapers could be a problem but they are more economical than disposables. I would like to see more cloth diapers in stores. I am fortunate to have a Cotton Babies in my city of Vancouver.

  • Rebekah said...
    October 1, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    I can help raise awareness and eliminate diaper need by posting on Facebook about how great cloth diapers are and informing all my friends. I can also donate my diapers to those in need when we’re through with them.