Nappy Changing

Objective
The environment is hygienic and prevents cross infection between FDC Educator and children and from one child to another

Guidelines
Educators are responsible for

  • Maintaining adequate supervision of children,
  • Ensure all required equipment is available and within reach prior to beginning the nappy change.
  • During the nappy change, a child should never be left alone on the change mat
  • Physical contact should be maintained with the child
  • Have a separate nappy changing are from other areas
  • Wearing personal protective equipment as required
  • Have nappy change mats with an impervious washable surface and provide safe storage of soiled nappies.

When changing nappies:

  • It is recommended that children’s nappies are changed on the floor on a change mat
  • Clean the child’s bottom
  • Remove the gloves by pealing them back from the wrists
  • Place soiled disposable nappies in sealed plastic bag which should be stored out of reach of children
  • Put the clean nappy on the child
  • Dress the child, wash the child’s hands, take child away from the change area

Cleaning after a nappy change

  • Clean and sanitise the mat with the appropriate cleaning product, such as warm soapy water using a paper towel to clean the mat.
  • Dispose the paper towel in the bin
  • After all these ensure to wash hands in the bath room/toilet sink

REVIEW

POLICY REVIEWED

July 2018

NEXT REVIEW DATE

July 2019

MODIFICATIONS

Policy created for First Idea Family Day Care Services, inclusive of changes to the National Quality Standards and Education and Care National Regulations

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