By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new study shows buying diapers is a major stressor among low-income parents, and it ranks right next to food and housing concerns.

The number of families struggling to put diapers on their baby’s bottoms is higher than you may think. In the study, The National Diaper Bank Network found 30 percent of mom’s interviewed experienced diaper need.

“What that means, they are stretching diapers so that child is in one diaper longer than they should be or that they are reusing disposable diapers and that they are taking them off emptying out any solids and putting them back on.”

Joanne Goldblum is the executive director of the National Diaper Bank Network.

“It’s a horrible feeling to know that there are people right in our own communities who are struggling with so many things.”

There are two diaper bank locations in our area, as well as a national network for diaper banks.  More information on how they work or how you can help them is below:

The National Diaper Bank Network

Cradles to Crayons, Philadelphia

The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank

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