Chapter 3: Health Promotion and Protection
3.3 Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting
22.214.171.124: Cleaning and Sanitizing Objects Intended for the Mouth
Thermometers, pacifiers, teething toys, and similar objects should be cleaned, and reusable parts should be sanitized between uses. Pacifiers should not be shared.
RATIONALEContamination of hands, toys and other objects in child care areas has played a role in the transmission of diseases in child care settings (1).
TYPE OF FACILITYCenter, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS126.96.36.199 Pacifier Use
188.8.131.52 Routine Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting
184.108.40.206 Guidelines for Taking Children’s Temperatures
Appendix K: Routine Schedule for Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting
- Grenier, D., D. Leduc, eds. 2008. Preventing infections. In Well beings. 3rd ed. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Paediatric Society.