A diaper is just about the most self-evident thing available: practical and essential, no explanation required.
Studies show the average baby goes through 8 to 10 diapers a day. That racks up to about $70 to $100 a month.
If it weren't for the free diapers provided through an early head start program run by Episcopal Social Services during the day, some Bronx moms say if it would be next to impossible to keep a constant supply....
“If you think about a single mom in New York City, working minimum wage, she has to work two hours to afford a pack of diapers,” says Snider. “That pack of diapers will get her through about two and a half days.”