- Caregivers shall change children’s diapers at a diaper changing station. Diapers shall not be changed on surfaces used for any other purpose.
- Each diapering station shall be equipped with railings to prevent a child from falling when being diapered.
- Caregivers shall not leave children unattended on the diapering surface.
- The diapering surface shall be smooth, waterproof, and in good repair.
- The provider shall post diapering procedures at each diapering station and ensure that they are followed.
- Caregivers shall clean and sanitize the diapering surface after each diaper change.
- Caregivers shall wash their hands before and after each diaper change.
- Caregivers shall place soiled disposable diapers in a container that has a plastic lining and a tightly fitting lid.
- The provider shall daily clean and sanitize containers where wet and soiled diapers are placed.
- If cloth diapers are used:
- they shall not be rinsed at the center; and
- after a diaper change, the caregiver shall place the cloth diaper directly into a leakproof container that is inaccessible to children and labeled with the child’s name, or a leakproof diapering service container.
- Caregivers shall change children’s diapers promptly when they are wet or soiled, and shall check diapers at least once every two hours.
- Caregivers shall keep a written record daily for each infant and toddler documenting their diaper changes. The record shall be completed within an hour of each diaper change, and shall include the child’s name, the time of the diaper change, and whether the diaper was dry, wet, soiled, or both.
- Care givers whose designated responsibility includes the care of diapered children shall not prepare food for children or staff outside of the classroom area used by the diapered children.