Love the Child relies on monthly donations to provide for the daily needs of the 50 children living in the home. The children range in age from newborn to 5 years old, with an average 20 infants under the age of 12 months. On average the home consumes 372 cans of formula, and uses 10,000 diapers per month. Other general needs consist of food, shampoo, diaper cream, baby powder and baby wipes. Sweaters and jackets for the older children, as well as baby sleepers provide a layer of warmth for the cold nights in Guatemala. Shoes, underwear and socks are greatly needed for the older children in the home.