1. Infant Diets
a. Each infants diet will be determined by the infants Parent.
We must obtain and have available written directory instructions
from the parent of the child and have them revised as needed.
b. We must have the infants feeding schedule available in the food
preparation area. Must be revised as needed and checked
c. We will offer the child formula or milk and nutritionally
in prescribed quantities at specific time intervals.
d. Label each child’s bottle, sippy cup, etc.
e. Refrigerator must be between 33 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit,
and checked weekly.
a. Wash food preparation areas before and after use with soap
and water or disinfecting solution.
b. Wash all high chairs with soap and water or disinfecting solution
before and after meals.
c. Wash all infant’s hands after diaper change and before and after
meals (wipes may be used).
d. Wash cribs and playpens with disinfecting solution when child
used a different crib than usual.
e. Spray toys after they are mouthed with disinfecting solution and
f. All equipment and toys should be washed as needed or once
g. Always keep diaper pail covered and empty twice daily. Use
clear plastic bags.
a. Use proper hand washing techniques before meals, before and
after diaper changing and whenever in contact with bodily fluids.
b. Tie long hair back during food preparation.
c. Use separate burp cloths for each child.
d. Keep clean and dirty laundry separate.
Infant Fire Drills
Infants will be placed in cribs designed for fire drills. a maximum of four infants per crib will be maintained. Cribs will be moved to a designated safe area.
Safety Policies for Infants
a. All electrical outlets will be covered
b. Plastic bags will be inaccessible to children.
c. Children must never be unattended on the changing table.
d. Only approved age appropriate car seats will be used when
transporting infants and toddlers.
e. All cribs and equipment must conform to the Code of Federal
Regulations and meet the U.S.
Consumer Products Safety Standards.
f. Safety belts must be used on all strollers, carriers, swings,
infant seats and high chairs.
g. Infants are always attended when using equipment.
h. Play pen and gates must conform to the Code of Federal
i. Locks and latches will be securely fastened at all times.
j. Mobiles and cradle gyms will be securely attached to cribs and
free from dangling cords. These items will be removed form the
crib when thechild is able to push up their arms.
Sleeping Policies for Infants
Infant Nap Policy
Naps and rest periods are provided. Parents are consulted at the time of enrollment regarding their child’s sleeping patterns and behavior. A record of the child’s sleeping pattern will be maintained by the program on a daily basis.
Infant diets are determined by their parents or their primary health care provider. Breast milk, formula, or milk and solid foods will be fed by a staff member in prescribed quantities and at specific time intervals. From twelve to twenty-four months of age, infants are required to be served whole milk unless otherwise instructed by a physician. Written diet instructions for infants are to be provided by the parents. Drinking water will be offered to infants throughout the day.