theres no law or regulation to say that we HAVE to (correct me if I'm wrong somebody) use gloves at all.
But its considered good practice, and expected by many. Childminders may have to change different children from different families and childminders are expected to take steps to avoid spreading problems from one child to the next. Using gloves proves you've thought about this possibility. If you don't use gloves, Ofsted/parents could make an assumption that you're not very considerate about hygiene (not that anyone from Ofsted has ever watched me or asked me about my nappy changing procedures - parents have though).
As a nanny you most likely have only one child to change, if not parents may possibly be a bit more laid back about what siblings may catch from each other than they would be from other people's children.
Not all childminders use them, some people think using gloves makes people less thorough in their handwashing technique and some children don't like them.
Is it OK to wear the glove on just the hand that is doing the 'business'? That way I could save quite a few gloves . Also its difficult with my mindee as he uses real nappies with lots of layers and nippas. They are a real pain to get on and off with gloves!
I use latex (no allergies here) costs about £5 for 100 from the local chemist.
May be wrong but I thought we wern't supposed to have skin to skin contact in the bot area.
I put one on though the hand that does the wiping obv, or 2 if its a particuarly big explosion, never had a problem with the mindees infact they get out their own canging mats, nappy, nappy bag and pass me a glove as well (I train them well ) use bac gel as well and the little ones always have it on too afterwards.
I often just use one glove too - 1 for the 'dirty bits' and one clean one to pinthechilddown keep the little darling safe and get the bits out of the drawer. Resort to 2 gloves in extreme circumstances
i don't use gloves but i only change one childs nappy just thoroughly wash with anti-bac soap and everyone else wipes them selves! ofsted did ask if i used gloves or had considered using them - i said no, it wasn't a problem.