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Diaper pail doubling as a trash can that kids can use

  • 1.  Diaper pail doubling as a trash can that kids can use

    Posted 02-07-2018 12:56 PM
    If you have a great diaper pail that opens with a foot pedal can you also use it as the trash can next to the handwashing sink that children use and throw away their paper towels? I'm not finding any state licensing addressing this. How about naeyc?

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    Lisa Pendleton
    CHILD CARE AND LEARNING CENTER
    Washington VA
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  • 2.  RE: Diaper pail doubling as a trash can that kids can use

    Posted 02-08-2018 11:17 AM
    Lisa,
    I don't know of any regulations that deal with this, although there may be some somewhere in state licensing rules. However, I have to say that it doesn't seem like best practice. I always kept my diaper pail behind a locked cabinet so no one could get anywhere near it, even by accident.

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    Julia Townsend
    Fitchburg WI
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  • 3.  RE: Diaper pail doubling as a trash can that kids can use

    Posted 02-09-2018 11:05 AM
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    Hi Lisa,

    I have attached the Soiled Diaper Containment guidelines from Caring For Our Children. Caring For Our Children was created (and regularly updated) by The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. CFOC provides the standards that programs across the country subscribe to, and yes the standards are often well above an individual state's licensing regulation.

    Hope this helps!

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    Monique Liebhard
    Benicia CA
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  • 4.  RE: Diaper pail doubling as a trash can that kids can use

    Posted 08-18-2020 10:13 PM
    Looking for an idea for enclosing a diaper pail to keep children from infants accessing it. Changing table is a hanging table and is not near a cabinet in which a pail could be stored. thinking maybe of creating some type of enclosure with plexi-glass. Any images of such ideas would be great.

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    Lisa Schultz
    First Up
    Philadelphia PA
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  • 5.  RE: Diaper pail doubling as a trash can that kids can use

    Posted 08-20-2020 12:38 PM
    Could you provide a photo of your changing table area. I think that might help people offer more solutions.

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    Kim Swaffield
    Coach
    IAEYC
    East Windsor NJ
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