From a grant recipient regarding the impact of diapers as incentives: "The provider was very impressed that this young patient was breastfeeding, and knew so much about child care and breast feeding that she provided additional diapers to encourage her to continue this positive and healthy behavior."Read More
In 2015, BabiesNow! Foundation gave $29,000 to beneficiary organizations to purchase diapers and wipes to incentivize families in need to participate in programs that benefit babies. This means that 145,000 diapers will help keep Colorado's babies clean and dry.Read More
BabiesNow! Foundation awarded 10 Denver area nonprofit beneficiaries over $23,000 in monetary grants to purchase diapers and wipes, in October, 2013. Over $13,000 of this money was raised at our 3rd annual “Wear Your Pearls Girls” brunch, held Sept. 19, 2013. Recipients are: Aurora Public Schools Young Parenting Program, Boulder County Public Health GENESIS, Children’s Hospital Colorado Colorado Adolescent Maternity Program (CAMP), Denver EFFECT, Doctors Care, Florence Crittenton Services (Baby Bucks program), Institute for Children’s Mental Disorders, Laradon Hall Society for Exceptional Children, St. Vrain Center (Young Mom’s Groups), and Sun Foundation for Developmental Pathways. All of the money was given to our non-profit beneficiaries to purchase diapers and wipes to be used as incentives for moms/families in need to attend programs that benefit their babies.Read More
How do incentives matter? Here are two examples: A young mom is given an appointment reminder card, and told if she keeps her appointment, she will receive diapers for her baby. On the day of the appointment (a well baby check up), she runs into the clinic, worried she missed her appointment and the free diapers. Her ride wanted to cancel, but she begged him to drive her as planned so she could keep her appointment and receive the diapers. The clinic made the necessary adjustment, as she did not arrive too late. One cancellation avoided, and one baby receives the well baby check up as scheduled.
A therapist is in her car on the way to visit a mom and her family. The visit is part of a series of visits to help prevent child abuse. The therapist calls her client to confirm that she is on her way, and the client asks if there are free diapers. When the therapist arrives, she finds the client more receptive to the visit, and participates in a bonding session while diapering her baby.Read More