The'Nursery Hygiene and in particular the Disinfection in Crib Is put on the front of the stage every year following the many cases of epidemics of gastro-gastroenteritis, influenza, measles or other contagious disease.
The infectious risks in cribs are important due to the numerous exchanges of children to children of toys, feeding bottles, teats etc. .. The latter are little or no disinfected, which causes the transmission of pathogenic microorganisms if the child is in the incubation phase of an infection. Infectious risks may be due to improper cleaning of the bottle and/or the teat or poor hygiene of the staff and the environment.
However, Infectious risk in cribs is not limited to the use of feeding bottles, compliance with hygiene rules is essential:
- Proper hygiene of the hands of the staff, before and after food contact, changes, administration of the bottle etc. ..
- Proper hygiene of children's hands, before and after meals, toilets, at the beginning of the day etc. ..
- Proper hygiene of the premises, furniture, cupboards, toys and other objects
- Feeding bottles, a major source of contamination, must be made in a clean room provided for this purpose
Caution, the use of chlorinated solutions is not recommended forNursery Hygiene and especially the maintenance of the bottles. The choice of a disinfectant product for this type of maintenance must meet several criteria:
- A disinfectant product complying with the current disinfection standards (en 1040, en 1275, NF T 72-180 etc. ..)
- A disinfectant product that is not harmful to humans and the environment
- A "food contact" approved disinfectant product for the mouthing of objects disinfected by children
It should also be borne in mind that the feeding of the milk-based infant is a very favourable environment for bacterial development, hence the importance of Hygiene measures in cribs.