This week is National Diaper Awareness week, a time to bring awareness to the general population of the importance of supporting organizations that provide clean diapers to families in need.
Model, TV host, author and mom-to-be Molly Sims hit up the ladies on the FOX Emmy-nominated daytime talk show The Real yesterday to talk about her third pregnancy and working with the nonprofit organization Baby2Baby, which provides low-income children with diapers, clothing and basic necessities.
Baby2Baby co-founders Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein join Molly and shed light on how many mothers must decide between providing their babies with diapers or food.
There is a startling stat: one out of three moms has to choose between food and diapers, the Baby2Baby founders shared on the show when explaining their efforts to also get policy and laws changed to make it easier and cheaper for families to have access to diapers.
“Can you imagine a woman taking off a dirty diaper off her baby, hanging it up to dry and putting it back on her baby, there’s nothing luxurious about that,” Weinstein said of an effort to get a bill passed that would remove sales tax from diapers in California given that diapers is not a luxury. Wow!
Members of the audience and the show gifted 2,000 diapers to Baby2Baby during the segment. Nice!
Watch the clip below:
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