A happy baby is only one nappy away

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

A WAN­GARATTA busi­ness will par­tic­i­pate in an ini­tia­tive that calls on ba­bies and par­ents across Aus­tralia to do­nate leftover, un­used, dis­pos­able nap­pies, pro­vid­ing vi­tal sup­port to vul­ner­a­ble fam­i­lies.

This Fri­day The Nappy Col­lec­tive will launch its twelfth nappy drive, a two-week cam­paign and Salts of the Earth Wan­garatta will be an of­fi­cial drop point for do­nated nap­pies that are sent to fam­i­lies in need.

Nap­pies are a ba­sic es­sen­tial child care need and a new­born goes through 10 to 12 nap­pies a day, and a tod­dler six to eight.

When fam­i­lies are stretched to even put food on the table, they sim­ply can’t change their child’s nappy this of­ten, which can cause health is­sues for their child and them­selves.

The Nappy Col­lec­tive is the only or­gan­i­sa­tion in Aus­tralia fo­cused ex­clu­sively on help­ing fam­i­lies with their nappy needs, a prod­uct out­side most govern­ment fund­ing reg­u­la­tions.

Salts of the Earth busi­ness pro­pri­etor and salt ther­a­pist Colleen Bal­four is pleased to be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ini­tia­tive and hopes the lo­cal com­mu­nity will help sup­port The Nappy Col­lec­tive.

“We’re ex­cited to have our cus­tomers, em­ploy­ees and wider com­mu­nity tak­ing part in this ini­tia­tive to help lo­cal fam­i­lies in need,” she said.

The Oc­to­ber Nappy Col­lec­tive will run from Oc­to­ber 12 to 26, and en­cour­ages par­ents and fam­i­lies across Aus­tralia to join The Col­lec­tive and help fam­i­lies in their most vul­ner­a­ble mo­ments.

Nap­pies can be dropped at Salts of the Earth Wan­garatta lo­cated at Shop 2/103 Mur­phy Street.

PHOTO: Mel Guy

NAPPY HAPPY: Salts of the Earth cen­tre op­er­a­tor Margy Res­som wants you to do­nate un­used, dis­pos­able nap­pies for The Nappy Col­lec­tive ini­tia­tive.

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