DIAPERING & TOILETING
Children’s wet or soiled diapers will be checked at least every 2 hours, and/or as needed. Wet or soiled diapers and clothing will be changed promptly.
Soft, absorbent, disposable towels shall be used for cleaning the child.
Disposable gloves will be available for staff to use when changing diapers. Staff will use gloves and the bleach solution (noted in Sanitation step 3) or a quad-4 sanitizing cleanser immediately to clean up any surface that possibly may have been exposed to spills of bodily fluids (vomit, urine, feces, etc.).
Children will not be left unattended on a surface from which they might fall.
All toilet articles will be identified and separated as to each child and kept in sanitary condition.
Diaper changing surfaces will be cleaned with soap and water and a disinfectant solution before and after each use.
Soiled reusable diapers will be placed in a plastic bag and labeled with the name of the child and sent home daily.
Soiled disposable diapers and gloves will be placed in a plastic-lined, foot-activated, covered container and disposed of frequently throughout the day.
Safety pins (not used at OUAT) will be kept out of the reach of infants and toddlers.
A separate sink, equipped with an automatic faucet, located adjacent to the changing table is designated for diapering use only. Staff will wash their hands with soap and running water before and after each diapering or assistance with toileting routines.
If parents or a child’s physician direct staff to administer lotions, salves, or powders, those will be applied to an infant or toddler during diapering.
After diapering or toileting, children’s hands will be washed with a disposable towel used only once.
Toilet training will be initiated when a child is ready and in cooperation with the parents.
Toddlers will be given ample opportunities to use the bathroom throughout the day and whenever they indicate they have a need to go.
Preschoolers and school-age children will have the opportunity to go to the bathroom several times throughout the day (usually before meals, snacks and recess).