Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is Giving Diapers, Giving Hope?

2. What kind of diapers do you lend?

3. Is there a rental fee? How much does this cost?

4. What if I don’t know how to cloth diaper?

5. What if I get my diapers and get home and realize some don’t fit my child?

6. I want to help, what are you accepting for donations?

7. I need assistance, how do I apply?

We are a cloth diaper lending service for low income families. We are a Not For Profit organization and run completely on donations and volunteers. We accept donations of cloth diapers and diapering accessories, as well as monetary donations, which help us maintain the diapers and purchase more diapers to be lent out. We are NOT a diaper service. We lend the diapers to the parents/guardians and they are responsible to do the washing themselves, with either a washing machine or the diapers can be washed either in a basin or camp washer if desired or needed.
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We lend all kinds of diapers!! We do try to keep similar style diapers together (prefolds/flats together, pocket diapers together, all in one diapers together, etc.), to make it easier to switch over to cloth diapers. However, this is dependent on which diapers we receive as donations.
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There is no cost! This service is completely free. Since this began as a local foundation to serve local families in the Northeast of MA, all applicants who are out of that area need to pay for shipping of the diapers to them and back to us (We charge a flat rate of $35, which covers the shipping to you and then back to us when you are done and Paypal fees.  Due to packing many boxes of diapers and then not having people pay when we were charging exact shipping fees, we are now charging a flat rate fee and it must be paid prior to packing your box of diapers.  This amount was reached by averaging prior exact shipping fees.) If you do use our service there is an optional but recommended $10 donation for each month that you use the diapers. This goes towards repairing, replacing and purchasing more diapers for our stash so we can help as many families as possible.  If you lose or ruin a diaper while in your care, it is suggested to donate the cost of the diaper/s so that we can purchase another diaper of similar quality. This is not mandatory but highly recommended so that we can continue to provide this service to other families.
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You can read all about washing instructions and care of cloth diapers on our website.  Also, you are welcome at any time to contact us to ask any questions that you may have.

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Just give us a call! Not all brands use the same sizing, so a small in one brand may be bigger than a small in another brand. Let us know and we will swap the diapers that don’t fit out with other diapers that should fit better.  If you are out of area, you will be responsible for paying the additional shipping costs.
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We welcome any cloth diapers, diapering accessories such as diaper covers, wetbags, cloth wipes, snappis, flushable liners, cloth diaper detergent, cloth friendly diaper creams, etc. We are not accepting diapers in need of repair at this time.
To Donate diapers and diapering accessories, please visit the Contact Us page for our address.
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To Apply for assistance, please visit the Policy & Application page.
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