A bill working its way through the California Legislature would subsidize diapers for needy families.
Under this legislation, the state would provide welfare families with $80 a month for each child under two years old to pay for diapers, costing California up to $120 million a year.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez says her bill would outweigh the costs in the long run.
"I'm looking to provide some sort of welfare reform, where we actually help women in low-income families become self sufficient," Gonzalez said.
She says diapers are a barrier to low-income parents going to work or school because they can't leave their child at daycare without diapers.