Diaper Bank to Benefit Lucas County Infants

. September 1, 2020.
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The Junior League of Toledo established As We Grow, a diaper bank that distributes essential infant supplies, such as diapers, wipes and diaper rash creams, to Lucas County residents. These supplies are integral to healthy infant development and the mental health of mothers. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 American families experience diaper need. Babies without clean diapers are exposed to more potential health risks and are less likely to be accepted to daycares, leaving parents unable to attend work. According to the National Diaper Bank Network, Ohio has 411,064 children under the age of 3. Keeping these children clean, dry and healthy is key to building a solid foundation. What’s more, women who have diaper needs for their children report more difficulty with stress management, postpartum depression and trauma, all of which also impact a child’s health and development.  The Junior League of Toledo will be raising money along with soliciting diaper, wipes and diaper rash cream donations from the community.  Social service agencies and other community partners will distribute the supplies to clients who have diaper needs. Donations can be made at JuniorLeagueToledo.org.