Studies show that adults can recall memories from when they were 3 or 4 years old. Any memories before that would be pretty boring. Most of them would revolve around being dependent on other people to meet your basic needs. I’m hungry–somebody feed me! Oops–now my diaper needs changed. Little help?!?
Diapers and wipes can get pricey. And formula? That can break the bank. It’s easy enough to mash up some fruits and veggies and call it baby food. But toddler foods–stuff that’s made for kiddos to pick up as they learn how to feed themselves? Not cheap. Economic reality might mean parents have to put off a change to stretch the life of your diaper (warning: diaper rash ahead!). No finger foods can delay the development of those crucial small-motor skills. When you’re that little, you don’t have much control over what goes on.
Sometimes parents are forced into making sacrifices without even realizing it. But should you really have to make sacrifices when you’re bringing up baby?
We asked the Kiwanis Club of Columbus, and the response was a resounding–NO!
The Kiwanis Club of Columbus delivered a generous $6,250 grant to help launch ‘Full Bellies-Clean Bottoms’–an initiative to help NNEMAP Food Pantry keep baby supplies stocked for our youngest customers. Our amazing church partners and two fantastic diaper-drive organizations do their best to help us keep these products on our shelves. Despite their efforts, we still run short at certain times of the month.
Thanks to our Kiwanis Club friends, those days are over. Straight ahead: happy babies!
To join the Kiwanis Club of Columbus and support our Full Bellies-Clean Bottoms program, please click below to make a secure online donation!
If you have children, you know that diapers are a big hassle and expense for baby’s first few years. They are also a necessity. Frequent diaper changes are required if you want your youngster’s backside to stay clean and fresh. Diaper rash is a real bummer, if you pardon the expression.
Unfortunately, diapers are difficult for NNEMAP to keep in stock. We are dependent upon individual donations for these items, and our supply simply cannot keep up with current demand. We are working to change all that. The Columbus Diaper Coalition works through pantries and other local distribution points to get diapers in the hands—and on the bottoms—of those who need them.
With NNEMAP as a distribution point for our new friends at Columbus Diaper Coalition, we are looking forward to having a rash of diapers in stock for customers!