Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:07 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 19, 2013 9:07 PM EDT
Thirty percent of mothers can’t afford diapers for their children, according to a new study by the journal Pediatrics.
A local organization called Baby Basics of Cincinnati is working to lower that percentage.
Stephanie Shankland is a single mother of four. The oldest is 7-year-old Colson and the youngest is 2-year-old Hunter. As you can imagine, she’s busy.
When she’s not shuffling her little ones to practices and school, she’s working to pay for it all including rent, gas and anything her kids need – including diapers.
“They change diapers at daycare every two hours, so that’s already five diaper changes in ten hours,” said Shankland.
Her 2-year-old is not yet potty trained, so she turns to Baby Basics.
“Our purpose at Baby Basics is to help the children develop appropriately by not having the parents worry about picking between food and diapers,” said Kimberly Steinmenn, the director and founder of Baby Basics.
Baby Basics of Cincinnati was founded two and a half years ago. …
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