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#1 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:21 PM

I have been looking at the web site of a day care centre that has just opened near me. The website lists their routine, including times for the toddler group. They have nappy change times scheduled in. Is this normal? It seems a bit strange to have specific nappy change time. If they need a nappy change outside of the scheduled time, will they change it?



#2 wilding

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

QUOTE (Dylan's Mummy @ 17/02/2013, 02:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have been looking at the web site of a day care centre that has just opened near me. The website lists their routine, including times for the toddler group. They have nappy change times scheduled in. Is this normal? It seems a bit strange to have specific nappy change time. If they need a nappy change outside of the scheduled time, will they change it?



Yep, if nappies need to be changed outside of scheduled times, they do get changed. I've worked at several centres and all have had the same thing.

#3 coco83

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

They do it as per schedule and when needed.

#4 JoMarch

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

I'm not sure about all daycare centres, but my sister sends her 2 boys to daycare & they do have scheduled times for changes.  However, of course if its a pooey nappy it gets changed straight away.  She always tells me how they go through SO MANY nappies compared to her, so they are well looked after in that regard!

#5 Alpha_Chook

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

Eamons daycare has scheduled nappy change times....9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm. They also change as required eg. poo or leaky nappy etc. They also have a nappy change chart on the whiteboard which indicates what the child did in their nappy at each particular change

#6 Sail to the Moon

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

Yes that is completely normal...obviously if a nappy needs changing outside of the set times, then a soiled or very wet nappy will be changed straight away. Nappies need to be changed at set times because you have so many children in the room, and when nappies are being changed this takes one staff member away from the group. It also takes a long time to change everybody..think how long it would take you to change 16 nappies by yourself. The correct procedure also has to be followed too; wearing gloves, cleaning the change mat and washing hands after each nappy change.

In an under 2's room the babies will normally get changed before they go to bed and after they wakeup too. Generally you'll find that centres make sure that everybody is changed every 2 hours or more if needed.

Edited by Sail to the Moon, 17 February 2013 - 08:13 PM.


#7 MissingInAction

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

Completely normal practice.

Of course they'll change a pooey nappy outside of those times!!

It's just a good way to make sure everyone gets done regularly original.gif

They should also have some sort of chart that ticks off each child's nappy change each time and also states whether it was dry/wet/soiled.




#8 Beancat

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

yes this is normal.  Ours are every two hours or more frequently as needed.  They are also put in a fresh nappy just before they go home (we advise approx time for pickup in their daybook)

#9 BornToLove

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

Like others have said, they change the kids at set times and then as needed throughout the day. I think all centres will do up a 'poo report' (as DH calls it) where they tick each child was changed and what the output was.
Once DD was out of nappies, we no longer got a detailed update on the 'poo report'. The report just noted that she used the toilet. (Not how many times she used it, if she had a BM, etc) it's was kind of a pain because we then had to ask for the details each day.

#10 Justaduck

Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

QUOTE (JoMarch @ 17/02/2013, 02:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not sure about all daycare centres, but my sister sends her 2 boys to daycare & they do have scheduled times for changes.  However, of course if its a pooey nappy it gets changed straight away.  She always tells me how they go through SO MANY nappies compared to her, so they are well looked after in that regard!


I worked in childcare and we had so many parents send in the cheap nappies (homebrand even) because it cost them too much otherwise with the amount of changes that were done.
Where I worked...nappy changes were @ 9am, 11am (before going to bed), 1pm or upon waking up, 3pm and those left at 5pm would be checked. Obviously if the nappy was dry or only the slightest bit wet we would leave it. Dirty nappies would be changed at anytime. We had a checksheet to write down for the parents whether the nappy was dry/dirty/wet/or child used the toilet. It helped keep track of who had been changed & not too

#11 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

Thanks for this. There does seem to be a lot of nappy changes, especially when you have to supply the nappies yourself. I suppose they are also trying to avoid the problem of having parents complain that their child's nappy doesn't get changed.

I wondered about nappy changes outside or scheduled times because I read a negative report recently of person dropping their child off at day care and notici p g that a baby there needed a nappy change, they mentioned it to the person looking after the babies and was told "My shift doesn't start yet". I would like to think that that is a one off type of thing or just an unfortunate lazy carer.

#12 EBeditor

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE
I read a negative report recently of person dropping their child off at day care and notici p g that a baby there needed a nappy change,

Most centres ask you to change the nappy just before arriving at the centre, or when dropping off. Staff are usually setting up in the morning and settling kids in, so they can't just stop and change a nappy unless it's urgent, especially when the parent is there and can change it themselves.

I also wouldn't expect a carer to change a nappy outside of their shift times.

I have also heard of parents dropping their child off in the same nappy that was put on at the 5pm nappy change the day before sad.gif

#13 Feralishous

Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:55 PM

QUOTE (coco83 @ 17/02/2013, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They do it as per schedule and when needed.

ours does this too. with toilet training they take them around each activity

#14 -*meh*-

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

yes all the ones i have ever dealt with have all had it scheduled plus random nappy changes when needed.

Usually though if a nappy change is needed within 15-30min from a scheduled change they just class that one as the scheduled change.

#15 becstar101

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

QUOTE (Dylan's Mummy @ 17/02/2013, 05:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for this. There does seem to be a lot of nappy changes, especially when you have to supply the nappies yourself. I suppose they are also trying to avoid the problem of having parents complain that their child's nappy doesn't get changed.

I wondered about nappy changes outside or scheduled times because I read a negative report recently of person dropping their child off at day care and notici p g that a baby there needed a nappy change, they mentioned it to the person looking after the babies and was told "My shift doesn't start yet". I would like to think that that is a one off type of thing or just an unfortunate lazy carer.



That's odd- if they were looking after the babies, obviously their shift had started. I think something may have been miscommunicated there. An employee at a well run centre who wasn't yet clocked in would have said "I'm not on yet, but I'll let x know, thanks". I wouldn't expect they would take time from their breaks or before their shift started to change pooey nappies, though! Certainly wasn't my favourite thing to do...

#16 Sail to the Moon

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

QUOTE (Dylan's Mummy @ 17/02/2013, 05:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for this. There does seem to be a lot of nappy changes, especially when you have to supply the nappies yourself. I suppose they are also trying to avoid the problem of having parents complain that their child's nappy doesn't get changed.

I wondered about nappy changes outside or scheduled times because I read a negative report recently of person dropping their child off at day care and notici p g that a baby there needed a nappy change, they mentioned it to the person looking after the babies and was told "My shift doesn't start yet". I would like to think that that is a one off type of thing or just an unfortunate lazy carer.


The staff member whose shift hadn't started, should have just added that she'd let another staff member know. Eg "I'll let X know, my shift hasn't started yet".

Also, I would say that most centres provide nappies, which is far easier because in the past i've seen some parents not send enough nappies in, either sending none at all or only 2, when 4-5 changes would need to be done, and the child would normally go through their 2 nappies by about 11am as they were soiled.

#17 Cat Burglar

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:32 PM

QUOTE (Dylan's Mummy @ 17/02/2013, 05:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wondered about nappy changes outside or scheduled times because I read a negative report recently of person dropping their child off at day care and notici p g that a baby there needed a nappy change, they mentioned it to the person looking after the babies and was told "My shift doesn't start yet". I would like to think that that is a one off type of thing or just an unfortunate lazy carer.


Our centre actually changed my Baby's nappy for me when I went in to pick up my toddler, how nice is that  biggrin.gif  I would expect the person who wasnt on shift would hopefully tell somebody who wasnt so they could do it.

In answer to the OPs question ours does scheduled and when needed. Its great, DD has never had nappy rash so they seem to do a good job.

#18 Cat Burglar

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

QUOTE (broncosbabe @ 17/02/2013, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I worked in childcare and we had so many parents send in the cheap nappies (homebrand even) because it cost them too much otherwise with the amount of changes that were done.


offtopic, but does it matter that they use home brand? I normally use MCNS but when I have used huggies or big W brand they seem to both work equally well. Especially if you change regularly, as you should with any type of nappy.

#19 Lil Chickens

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

QUOTE (EBeditor @ 17/02/2013, 05:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Most centres ask you to change the nappy just before arriving at the centre, or when dropping off. Staff are usually setting up in the morning and settling kids in, so they can't just stop and change a nappy unless it's urgent, especially when the parent is there and can change it themselves.

I also wouldn't expect a carer to change a nappy outside of their shift times.

I have also heard of parents dropping their child off in the same nappy that was put on at the 5pm nappy change the day before sad.gif


How could the carer possibly know that?  Did they make the nappy in some way because they suspected it?

#20 Bomber girl

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:58 PM

QUOTE (Lil Chickens @ 17/02/2013, 09:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How could the carer possibly know that?  Did they make the nappy in some way because they suspected it?


Our centre used to write the kids names on the nappies for that reason

#21 pnutbutterontoast

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE (Bomber girl @ 17/02/2013, 08:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Our centre used to write the kids names on the nappies for that reason


This is just the most depressing thing I've read in ages... cry1.gif sad.gif sad.gif

#22 Banana Pancakes

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

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How could the carer possibly know that?


Many centres ask parents to write the child's name on the nappy so that they dont get mixed up in the changing area.

#23 Domestic Goddess

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

Yep every 2 hours or more often when needed. Now DS is toilet training, they put him on the toilet every 45-60 minutes.
Also a clean nappy on drop off and they sent him home with a clean nappy too when he was still wearing nappies....




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