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22. Disposable gloves are worn while diapering.

Documentation Needed

•Photo of disposable gloves kept safely by the diapering station.
•Diapering policy stating:
-Fresh disposable gloves are worn 100% of the time when changing diapers.  
-New Gloves are put on before handling soiled clothing or diapers and removed before handling clean diapers and clothing.  
-Information about risks of cytomegalovirus (CMV) to pregnant women.

Why Is This Important

 "Maintaining sanitary conditions during toileting/diapering routines is necessary to minimize the spread of germs in the early childhood classroom. So it is important for every child and staff member that sanitary procedures be carried out consistently and correctly to protect the health of the staff, the children, their families, and greater community." (Cryer, D., Harms, T., & Riley, C. (2003). Chapter 12: Toileting/diapering. In All about the ecers-r (p. 111). Lewisville, NC, USA: Kaplan Early Learning Company.)

Helpful Websites

http://nrckids.org/CFOC3/index.html  Standard 3.2.1.4  Diaper Changing Procedure pg 106 (National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education)

http://cfoc.nrckids.org/StandardView/7.7.1.1 (Caring for Our Children staff education and policies on Cytomegalovirus)

http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/daycare/outbreak.html (Information on preventing Crypto in child care from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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