My sweet sister-in-law emailed me about Layla, a lady blogger from the Deep South in the process of adopting a little boy from Haiti, who was telling the story of an amazing new diaper. Amazing diaper, really? Yep, for DriButts, diaper need was the challenge that spurred some very creative solutions.
It turns out that in parts of Haiti where sanitation is limited, having clean diapers is a HUGE problem. That makes sense and totally sucks. Upon visiting, Michael and Starla Wahl were motivated to find a diaper that worked in hot climates, was hand-washable, reusable, highly absorbent and quick drying (that would fight against bacteria –not harbor it– and be cool to wear). Since they couldn’t find a diaper that met all those specifications, they made one.
Though I didn’t try one on, I am totally impressed.
These diapers were created to help families in Haiti who don’t have reliable access to diapers, but we thought it was something all mamas could relate to and possibly help out with. You can donate these diapers to families in need or try one on your own babe. DriButts is offering these diapers locally using the BUY ONE GIVE ONE model; every time a Stateside diaper is purchased, a field diaper is donated to a developing country.
We have been helping mamas in our own area who suffer from diaper need through HelpaMotherOut, and thought this might be something you guys would care about.
[Photo of amazing diaper courtesy of DriButts.com, diaper need avengers]