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How often does your nursery change your dc's nappy?

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Lostmykeys Thu 26-Jul-07 21:35:29

My nursery is great in just about every way, but every so often I have to pull them up re nappy changes. Today I dropped DS (11 months) off just before 8am and his first nappy change was 12 noon! Picked him up just after 4pm and he hadn't been changes since 12! If they soil their nappies they are changed straight away. He would have been changed before 4.30 but I still think 4 hours in a wet, heavy nappy is too much. Have complained to staff and will do so again to the manager tomorrow - am I right to have a grumble at them?

sweeties Thu 26-Jul-07 21:36:40

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Lostmykeys Thu 26-Jul-07 21:37:50

They record it all on a diary sheet and report to you when they pick you up. There is nothing to stop them from fibbing as I have grumbled a couple of times before.

Bubble99 Thu 26-Jul-07 21:38:12

Was his nappy heavy and wet when you picked him up?

Monkeybar Thu 26-Jul-07 21:38:53

Mine changes nappies 3 times a day and also chanegs them inbetween if needed. sweeties - my nursery writes down times of nappy changes and put if they were dry, wet or soiled

Lostmykeys Thu 26-Jul-07 21:39:07

Yes, so I asked them to change him, pointing out that it had been some time since his last change.

fondant4000 Thu 26-Jul-07 21:40:14

I often stretch to 5 hours if no poos with no ill effects, so wouldn't be bothered Guess it might depend on the type of nappy?....

Pannacotta Thu 26-Jul-07 21:41:21

Think it is too long between changes, esp at his age (think that might be ok with an older child). Would have thought a mid morning and afternoon change are necessary.

sweeties Thu 26-Jul-07 21:43:00

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Bubble99 Thu 26-Jul-07 21:43:15

At our nursery children are routinely checked and changed three hourly (unless they have obviously pooed, in which case it's any time, obv.) They are also changed before they leave.

Lostmykeys Thu 26-Jul-07 21:49:20

Thank you for your own experiences, didn't realise how different each nursery would be. Will monitor and grumble again if it continues.

JARM Thu 26-Jul-07 21:52:07

tbh, if a child can go 12hrs at night in the same nappy, 4hrs is hardly abuse imo.

obviously dirty ones inbetween if necessary.

i will admit DD2's nappy didnt get changed for 6hrs today.... and that was us looking after her

Bubble99 Thu 26-Jul-07 21:54:51

12 hours running around in a nappy would cause irritation and probably nappy rash.

12 hours asleep wouldn't, though.

Lostmykeys Thu 26-Jul-07 21:56:14

I'm just an old fuss pot and hate soggy nappies.... your right about them staying in nappies for several hours, no harm really done.

sweeties Thu 26-Jul-07 21:58:53

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Bubble99 Thu 26-Jul-07 22:03:16

Children's skin can go from being OK to red and sore very quickly. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect your child to be clean and dry at all times if you are paying people to look after him.

Bubble99 Thu 26-Jul-07 22:04:15

And I'm a nursery owner. And we provide the nappies.

nzshar Thu 26-Jul-07 22:27:31

when working in nursery as a senior nursery nurse in the under 2s I usually put this kind of routine in place if not already there for nappy changes
10am which was usually after free play but before set activities
12 30pm after lunch before sleeps
3 30pm after set activities and before tea
5 30pm check and change if needed before home
I dont think 3/4 nappy changes is excessive but still had parents complaining that we were going through too many!

mummynumnum Fri 27-Jul-07 19:32:18

Think they check at least four times a day and of course if obvbiously messy.

1dilemma Sat 11-Aug-07 02:37:54

Far far too often!
Isn't it true 1 cup of crude oil is needed for each nappy?
When needed is enough
Wouldn't expect that to be 3 hourly most days sometimes might 'need' doing far more than that but then would prob be sent home

MightyMoosh Sat 11-Aug-07 15:24:26

The nursery I worked at had a policy of checking every nappy and asking every potty or loo changed child every hour, and noting down wether they were changed or not. Can be difficult, we had up to 30 in the under threes room, but we got it done. And we had a policy of changing every nappy 10 mins before pick-up, unless they were only in for a hour or changed in the last hour, so all babies smelling sweet for parents! Some parents didnt provide enough nappies though, made it difficult.

DynamicNanny Thu 16-Aug-07 21:14:58

I work in a 1-2 room, and we change the nappies at 9, 1130, 215 and then again at 4.30 - the children are also changed as and when

oregonianabroad Thu 16-Aug-07 21:19:09

I changed nursery because of something similar. It kept nagging at me that if they couldn't wipe his arese when I wasn;t there, what else weren't they doing? I think it is just basic, isn't it?

QueenofBleach Thu 16-Aug-07 21:20:16

after snack time so about 10.30 and after lunch so about 1230.

Katymac Thu 16-Aug-07 21:20:54

Mightymoosh - did that work OK - that is the sort of policy I am aim ing towards - but hopefully with real nappies not disposable

I am assuming that if the real nappy smells of wee it needs changing - not quite sure how that works btw - it's been a long time since dd was in real nappies

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