Diapering Guidelines Change diapers and training pants only in the designated diapering area. Separate diapering area from food storage, preparation & eating areas. Dispose of soiled diapers and training pants properly. Wash hands (staff and children) after diapering. Do not allow pacifiers, toys, baby bottles, or food in diapering area.
Changing Surface 6 inch protective ledge on all sides Smooth, moisture resistant, easily cleaned surface. Convenient Height 28-32” Positioned to allow staff to maintain constant sight and supervision of children. Dedicated diapering surface – not used for anything other than diapering.
Changing Table Requirements Changing tables should meet the following requirements: 1. Have impervious, nonabsorbent, smooth surfaces that do not trap soil and are easily disinfected; 2. Be sturdy and stable to prevent tipping over; 3. Be at a convenient height for use by caregivers/teachers 4. Be equipped with railings or barriers that extend at least six inches above the change surface
Hand Washing Sink & Supplies
Skin Care Items
Waste Container Covered Plastic-lined Hands-Free Touching the trash can contaminates your hands.
Labeling, Cleaning, and Disposal of Waste and Diaper Containers Each waste and diaper container should be labeled to show its intended contents. The containers should be cleaned daily to keep them free from build-up of soil and odor. Wastewater from these cleaning operations should be disposed of by pouring it down a toilet or floor drain. Wastewater should not be poured onto the ground, into handwashing sinks, laundry sinks, kitchen sinks, or bathtubs.
Cleaning & Sanitizing Always a 3 Step Process! 1)Clean with soap and water solution 2) Rinse 3) Apply Sanitizing Solution (bleach and water)
STEP 1: WASH YOUR HANDS
STEP 2: GATHER SUPPLIES Clean Diaper Disposable gloves Wipes, removed from container so that container will not be contaminated during the diaper change. Clean clothes (if needed) Plastic bag for soiled clothes or cloth diaper. Cream or ointment (if needed) removed from container and placed onto a disposable tissue.
STEP 3: LAY CHILD ON TABLE To protect from falls, a hand must always remain on the child. Remove child’s socks and shoes if they can not be kept from becoming soiled.
STEP 4: CLEAN CHILD’S DIAPER AREA Unfasten diaper and fold inward, leaving soiled diaper under the child. If diaper pins are used, pins must be refastened immediately after removing them. Cleanse diaper area wiping from front-to-back, using a fresh wipe with each swipe.
STEP 5: DISPOSE OF DIRTY DIAPER Place dirty diaper in plastic-lined, hands-free covered waste can. Place soiled clothing into hands- free plastic bag.
STEP 6: DISPOSE OF GLOVES Remove gloves and place in plastic-lined, hands-free covered waste can.
STEP 7: CLEAN HANDS WITH WIPES Clean your hands and the hands of the child with separate disposable wipes. Place wipes in plastic-lined, hands-free covered waste can.
STEP 8: DIAPER AND RE-DRESS CHILD Place a clean diaper under the child. Use tissue or disposable glove to apply creams or ointments. Dispose of in covered, plastic- lined, hands-free waste can. Take note of any skin breakdown (redness, blisters, skin cracks, bleeding). Fasten the diaper. If pins are used, place your hand between diaper and infant to protect the child when inserting the pin.
STEP 9: WASH CHILD’S HANDS Wash child’s hands at sink using soap and warm running water.
STEP 10: RETURN CHILD TO SUPERVISED AREA Return child to supervised area.
STEP 11 : CLEAN & RINSE Clean and remove any visible soil from diapering surface with detergent, then rinse with water.
STEP 12: SANITIZE Wet the entire changing surface with sanitizer following the manufacturer’s instructions. Bleach solution should be left on surface for 2 minutes before wiping with paper towel or leave on to air dry. Put sanitizer away out of reach of children. (Some sanitizers require rinsing with water after use, refer to label for instructions.)
STEP 13: WASH YOUR HANDS
SOURCES Caring For Our Children, National Health and Safety Performance Standards, 3rd edition All About the ITERS-R, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, September 2004