My pals over at SuperMomTested are running a diaper drive for a set of newborn quintuplets in Utah. Once I found out, I knew I had to let The Learning Treehouse readers know so you all can help out however you can. I’ve talked a little bit about the changing landscape of modern families, including my own, but these babies truly are part of a modern family.
Keeping them in diapers and clothes and having enough hands to feed these five babies may be a modern family problem, but it’s not a bad problem to have. What a lot of love must be in that family!
And it’s not just this family facing a mountain of diapers. Did you know that between 1980 and 2004 the number of higher order multiples (more than two babies) increased by a whopping 400 percent?
Though the March of Dimes reports the number has dropped a little bit, 3 percent of all babies born in the United States are multiples. To put that into perspective, if you gather about 34 of your women friends, acquaintances, and neighbors, statistically speaking at least one would have a set of twins or triplets.
Which means we, as neighbors, friends and family–the people who pitch in to help–become a part of that modern family, too. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it takes money to keep quintuplets in diapers. Be a part of this new family’s joy, won’t you? Make a modern family problem no problem at all. Scoot on over to SuperMomTested and use the Donate button to PayPal the cost of a box of diapers or whatever you can give.
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