The OB nurses at Aspen Valley Hospital are dedicated to bring this cause to the attention of the generous families in our valley.
Unfortunately, there are families in our area and the state of Colorado that do not have the resources to provide disposable diapers for their infants and children.
As a matter of fact, did you know?
- 1 in 3 families struggle to buy diapers
- Diapers cannot be purchased with food stamps
- Lack of diapers keeps babies out of daycare
- …and Moms out of work
- In the U.S. 5 million babies do not have enough diapers to stay clean, dry and healthy
“I have a job to do as a parent, and that’s make sure my children have what they need.”
Natasha Rivera-LaButhie, mom to Liana, Hailey & Angel
Natasha Rivera-LaButhie was overjoyed to learn she was expecting—then her doctor delivered the news that she was actually pregnant with triplets. “We were prepared for one child,” she says, “but finding out it was multiples? Say what? Needless to say, my husband and I knew there would be a lot more costs coming our way.” Additionally, Natasha did not qualify for her employer’s medical benefits as a new hire; she received state medical insurance instead.
Before entering her 3rd trimester, Natasha lost one of the babies and began having medical complications, becoming hospitalized for 75 days before giving birth. A hospital resource staff person encouraged Natasha to sign up for the diaper bank. Though she was initially hesitant about asking for help, bills were piling up. The twins’ daycare also required a full day’s supply of diapers, and she would have to leave work to bring more if they ran out. “I threw my pride out the window and signed up,” Natasha says. “It helps me to be a better parent. I have more time to tend to my kids’ needs, and I know they’re being taken care of.”
Aspen Birth Center:
Staff will be accepting and collecting diaper donations this Spring April 10-June 1st, to be delivered to local shelters and Diaper Donation Centers in Denver. Or feel free to donate dollars online to buy diapers, led by Healthy Mom and Baby-AWHONN.
Thank you for your support!
Heather Knott, RN-IBCLC