Diapering Procedures

environmental - diaper 1Ready Your Supplies

  • Prepare diapering area with diapers, disposable wipes, skin cremes, lotions, disinfectant and paper towels.
  • Use a changing surface that is non-absorbent.
  • Put on disposable gloves.


environmental - diaper 2Lay Child On the Changing Surface

  • Minimize contact with child's soiled clothes and diapers. Remember to keep a hand on baby at all times.
  • Clean the child's bottom gently from front to back with a fresh disposable wipe.
  • Throw disposable diapers, paper towels, and diaper wipes into a covered receptacle.
  • Put soiled clothes and cloth diapers into a plastic bag to be sent home with parent.


environmental - diaper 3Diaper the Child

  • Clean any spills and soil from table.
  • Remove disposable gloves.
  • Wash hands or wipe hands with a disposable wipe.
  • Place clean diaper on the child.


environmental - diaper 4Wash Child's Hands

  • Remove child from changing table.
  • Wash child's hand with soap and water at sink.



environmental - diaper 5Clean Diaper Changing Area

  • Dispose of any paper liner for table.
  • Disinfect the table.
  • Allow the table to air dry.



environmental - diaper 6Wash Your Hands

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water at sink for at least 15 seconds.
  • Use a paper towel to turn off faucet.



For additional information on diapering procedures, contact the DuPage County Health Department, Environmental Health Services or School Health Program at 630-682-7400, extension 7300.