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How are we supposed to handle soiled clothing?

questionMy question is how are we supposed to handle soiled clothing? As an example, underwear or clothes with a BM? We have always sent clothes home to be washed…had a parent complain about this due to ruined clothes.

answer

Thank you for your inquiry regarding soiled non-disposable items. According to the licensing regulations, 114-505F(12), soiled non-disposable items shall be kept in a sealed plastic bag after feces is disposed of through the sewage. It is a recommendation to have a center policy to notify parents of this regulation, therefore they will know how the soiled non-disposable items will be returned.

Please let us know if you have further questions.

Charlene G. Caldwell
Program Manager, Child Care Licensing
South Carolina Department of Social Services
Division of Early Care and Education

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