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The Diaper Problem We Should Be Talking About - The February Fox
Potty training was a wild roller coaster for our family. At 18 months, Fox demanded to use the toilet as I squealed thinking, “Well what’s all the fuss about?” after hearing parents all over the world talk about the perils of the potty. That was completely short lived as he took on a “been there done that” attitude and reaching for diapers immediately. Once we put him in school, he seemed to take a look around at his fellow classmates going to the potty and thus began his fast journey out of diapers. We really weren’t expecting it to happen so quickly, so we had a large surplus of diapers when he was finally done. I took the open bags of diapers to Fox’s school to be used and decided to donate the unopened bags. I’d never donated anywhere in Los Angeles before but I had a ton of items to contribute with our impending move, so I did a quick Google search and learned some startling statistics. Did you know that 1 in 3 families struggle to provide diapers for their children? This fact hit me hard. A few other statistics to think about: There are 5.2 million babies …