Washington lawmakers consider $80 monthly stipend for diapers

From the Seattle Times: "Your baby has a wet diaper. Crying. She expects to be changed. Wailing. You feel like you can’t change her yet because you’re running out of diapers and money. Screaming.

Excruciating moments like those haunt Alina Swart and thousands of other Washington parents raising children on very low incomes. Babies are supposed to be changed eight to 10 times each day, and diapers are expensive. Families spend up to $100 on disposable diapers each month, or $1,200 over a year." Read more here...

Volunteer Anna Fern helps gather diapers to distribute to social service agency partners at WestSide Baby in White Center,... (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

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