Heidi Hayne: Nashville Diaper Connection

Speaker Friday, June 10, 2022

Many Nashville families are struggling to feed and clothe their newborns and their children. Consider these facts:

1 in 3 families in Nashville struggle to afford diapers.

You can buy candy with food stamps, but diapers are classified with cigarettes and alcohol as disallowed purchases.

Nashville Diaper Connectionhttps://www.nashvillediaperconnection.org/

Diapers: Diapers also vary in cost, but experts advise that you should budget at least $1000 for diapers and $450 for wipes for the first year alone. That’s approximately $120 a month. Parents who choose to use disposable diapers should also expect to go through as many as 3,500 diapers in their child’s first year alone


The Nashville Diaper Connection strives to ensure that every baby in Davidson County has enough diapers to stay clean, dry and healthy.

Our Speaker this week is Heidi Hayne, Program Manager at Nashville Diaper Connection, Middle Tennessee’s leading and only diaper bank. Heidi was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Religious Studies from Sewanee: the University of the South. Heidi got involved with Nashville Diaper Connection in August of 2020, where she served as an AmeriCorps member with the organization. She was then hired full-time, continuing to help Nashville Diaper Connection carry out its mission of “No Child Wet Behind.”

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