Caring for Our Children (CFOC)

Chapter 3: Health Promotion and Protection

3.3 Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting

3.3.0

3.3.0.5: Cleaning Crib Surfaces


Cribs and crib mattresses should have a nonporous, easy-to-wipe surface. All surfaces should be cleaned as recommended in Appendix K, Routine Schedule for Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting.
RATIONALE
Contamination 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 FACILITY
Center, Early Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS
5.4.5.1 Sleeping Equipment and Supplies
5.4.5.2 Cribs
REFERENCES
  1. Grenier, D., D. Leduc, eds. 2008. Preventing infections. In Well beings. 3rd ed. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Paediatric Society.