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Nappy changes at nursery

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ReturnofSaturn · 02/09/2020 14:41

I have a 2 and a half year old still in nappies. (Has limited understanding and communication.)

How often would you expect a nappy to be changed in an 8-1 session?

I ask as it appears again this week that he hasn't been changed and his nappy was very full.
I don't know if this is usual or not?

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GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat · 02/09/2020 14:42

I’d change at about 10.30/11 and then check before home time and change if needed.

Findahouse21 · 02/09/2020 14:43

I'd say twice, once midmorning and once after lunch

OverTheRainbow88 · 02/09/2020 14:43

The nursery my DS is at would probs change 2 wet nappies in the time- and another time if he does a poo.

5 hours seems a long time, in between changing! Do you have to supply the nappies?

Hedgehog26 · 02/09/2020 14:43

Ours change every 2 hours. 5 hours without a nappy chance seems too long to me. Although we’ll sometimes do that at home if we are busy

Shelby30 · 02/09/2020 14:44

They wld usually do it twice I wld say. So after a few hrs and again before child leaves. Don't think it's a big deal though if they do it once and nappy isn't full on collection.

Shelby30 · 02/09/2020 14:45

Sorry just read they don't change his nappy after 5hrs there that's not on. They shld at least change it about 12 if it hasn't been dirtied on.

ReturnofSaturn · 02/09/2020 14:48

Thank you.

He only goes to nursery for two of these sessions a week.

I believe this happened one of the days last week too from counting the nappies I knew he had in his bag and his nappy being very full on collection.

But I can't be entirely sure as I could be mistaken on the amount of nappies I thought was in his bag if you know what I mean and don't want to complain if I'm wrong.

I'll pay close attention to what happens next week then and see.

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MeadowHay · 02/09/2020 14:56

My DD is 2 and just out of nappies so she only has one put on her for afternoon nap and taken off again after. However prior to this they changed them at roughly 9am, 11am, 2pm and 4pm. They would also obviously change in between if soiled and they will also change more often if asked to or if child has nappy rash. My DD has had a few bouts of bad nappy rash in the past when they have then taken it upon themselves to do hourly changes. The usual 4 changes + any additional soiled ones are logged by staff and then uploaded to an app where we can see they were done and whether they were wet, dry or soiled.

ButterflyWitch · 02/09/2020 14:58

My DS was in nappies until 3, and in full time nursery. They would change him numerous times during the day (perhaps at least 3) but immediately after any dirty nappy.

MeadowHay · 02/09/2020 14:58

Why don't you just ask them? And ask them to keep a record of changes if you like? If you have concerns you really ought to discuss this with nursery surely.

TheBabyAteMyBrain · 02/09/2020 15:04

Last nursery I worked at had a nappy/toilet routine at 9.30/11.30/1.30/3.30/5.30.

Nappies would also be checked at drop off (lots of children came in overnight nappies Hmm) and 30 mins before collection.

Do you not get a diary of changes, food eaten and a run down of their session?

mindutopia · 02/09/2020 15:14

Probably twice, mid-morning and then before he goes home as needed, but personally I would only change my own once in that time as I don't see the need to use an extra nappy if it isn't needed.

TheBestSpoon · 02/09/2020 15:14

DS aged 20 months is at nursery 8:30-5:30 on the days he goes and he usually gets changed three times in that period (plus extra if he does a poo). 11ish before lunch, 2ish when he wakes up from nap and 4:30/5ish before coming home is standard. So I'd expect at least one change in a five hour period, maybe two if the nappy wasn't totally fresh on arriving.

FelicityPike · 02/09/2020 15:21

Once with a check before home time (obviously would be changed when soiled).
I would make a written complaint to management as that’s neglectful care.

LyingDogsLie1 · 02/09/2020 15:22

My nursery has “nappy times” which are 10 and 2

LyingDogsLie1 · 02/09/2020 15:22

I always thought the guidelines were 3-4 hours if no poo?

Pipandmum · 02/09/2020 15:25

We got a card saying how many changes, what they ate for lunch etc. Never had one of my kids come home with soiled nappies. They were always clean on collection and might even be in borrowed clothes if they got really messy during play!

Megzmoo · 02/09/2020 15:27

Hi, I used to be a nursery manager and I would say at least twice, and our team would always double check children before they were due to be collected.

bookmum08 · 02/09/2020 15:27

Are you sure he isn't weeing as soon as you arrive to pick him up. Some kids will hold it for hours and it could be he is thinking "ooh mummy is here I better wee now" (subconsciously thinking it).

Ihaveoflate · 02/09/2020 15:29

I actually think that's very poor and I would be a bit miffed about it. Can you have a chat with the key worker?

We get a (now online) log of all nappy changes, sleeps and meals. They probably change her more than I would, and we change every 3 hours (cloth nappies). For a 8:30 - 4:30 session I send four nappies and they all get used.

ReturnofSaturn · 02/09/2020 15:30

No, we don't get a card with anything.
I usually just ask what he's had to eat and then they tell me.
I will start asking about nappy changes then too.

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ReturnofSaturn · 02/09/2020 15:31

Are you sure he isn't weeing as soon as you arrive to pick him up. Some kids will hold it for hours and it could be he is thinking "ooh mummy is here I better wee now" (subconsciously thinking it).

Definitely not, he doesn't have that level of thinking/understanding tbh.

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popcorndiva · 02/09/2020 15:36

Surprised they don't tell you how many wet nappies he has had. Thought that was common practice along with what and how much he has eaten, and if any naps. Plus a general summary of what activity he has been up to

OverTheRainbow88 · 02/09/2020 15:49

We have an app and they write down the time of each nappy change and the reason

What % of the food they’ve eaten

How long they slept

A few pics of what they’ve done

Newnamenewopenme · 02/09/2020 15:51

Leave 5 nappies in his bag each day so you can be certain about the amount if you want to be sure! Then you won’t be second guessing yourself!

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