I've copied the applicable regulations below. In summary:
- You'll need to bring a day's worth of diapers every day to the center, and take home the dirty diapers every day.
- If you use a two-piece diaper system, with a cover and insert, the cover may not be reused at daycare, so you'll need enough covers to provide one for every diaper change while your child is at the center.
- Your daycare will provide a diaper pail, but you'll want to bring them wet bags for transporting the diapers.
- Some sort of "deodorizing solution" needs to be used in the diaper pail. I recommend providing this to the daycare facility, so you know they won't use something that's not safe to wash with your diapers. Try our Rockin' Green Shake It Up! Pail Freshener for an easy solution.
Here's the specific regulations in Indiana:
470 IAC 3-4.7-96 Cloth diapersMost of our families who use daycare will use a pocket diaper or all-in-one diaper for the simplicity of the daytime caregivers. At home, they may use prefolds and covers, to have a more economical choice. Here's a list of tips from Fuzzibunz on talking to your daycare about cloth.
Authority: IC 12-13-5-3
Affected: IC 12-17.2-4
(a) Staff shall use a deodorizing solution or granules in diaper containers.
(b) Staff shall clean and disinfect diaper containers when emptied.
(c) Caregivers shall handle cloth diapers furnished by the center as follows:
(1) Waterproof diaper covers must be provided.(d) Caregivers shall handle cloth diapers furnished by the parents as follows:
(2) Caregivers shall use a fresh, clean diaper cover with each diaper change.
(3) Caregivers shall keep the diapers and diaper covers in tightly covered containers between pick-ups.
(4) A commercial laundry service shall launder the diapers and the diaper covers.
(1) The diapers shall be kept separate from diapers used for other children.(e) The center shall provide washable, plastic lined, tightly covered containers for soiled cloth diapers and linens.
(2) Waterproof diaper covers must be provided.
(3) Caregivers shall use a fresh, clean diaper cover with each diaper change.
(4) Caregivers shall place the soiled diapers in a plastic bag, store them through the day in a tightly covered container, and return the diapers to the parent daily.
(5) Caregivers shall keep the diaper covers in tightly covered containers or plastic bags and return them to the parent daily.
(f) Containers shall be conveniently located for caregivers, but inaccessible to children.
(Division of Family and Children; 470 IAC 3-4.7-96; filed Aug 11, 2003, 3:00 p.m.: 27 IR 146)
We're trying to compile a list of local daycares that are cloth-diaper friendly- let us know about yours!