Child Care (Adapted)

Recipients of the Child Care (Adapted) Digital Badge Credential have demonstrated concept proficiency and completed the following tasks:

Activity 1:   Lifting and Carrying the Baby

1.      Gather all materials.
2.      Wash your hands.
3.      Name your baby.
4.      Talk to the baby, do not scare her.
5.      Put one hand under the head and neck. Put the other hand under her bottom.
6.      Slide your hand that is under the head down the baby’s back so your arms hold the baby up.
7.      Use the other hand to support the legs. Lift the baby gently to your body.
8.      Carry the baby close to you so she will feel safe.
9.      Put the baby down by holding the baby close to your body as you bend down, supporting the baby’s back and neck.
10.    Clean up the area and put the baby away.
11.    Wash your hands.

Activity 2:   Feeding the Baby

1.      Gather your materials.
2.      Wash your hands.
3.      Take nipple and lid off bottle.
4.      Push nipple into lid.
5.      See marks on side of bottle.  Fill bottle with 4 ounces of water.
6.      Put lid on bottle.
7.      Place bottle in pot of warm water.
8.      Set timer for one minute to warm.
9.      Check the temperature by shaking a few drops of formula on your wrist.
10.    Put the bib on the baby.
11.    Sit in a chair and hold the baby so head is higher than feet.
12.    Let your teacher see if you are holding the baby correctly.  Feed baby some bottle.
13.    Put the cloth diaper on one shoulder and gently lift baby to your shoulder to burp.
14.    Gently pat the baby’s back while her head is on your shoulder.
15.    After the baby burps, you can put her back in your arms and continue to feed her.
16.    If your teacher says you did a good job, you can put the baby away and clean up the area.
17.    Always wash your hands after feeding a baby.

Activity 3: Diapering the Baby

1.      Wash your hands.
2.      Get out all the materials you will need to change the baby.
3.      Place the baby on the area used for changing diapers.  NEVER leave a baby alone on a changing table.
4.      Unfasten the diaper.  Remove from under the baby.
5.      Clean the baby’s bottom with a baby wipe.
6.      After the baby is clean, put some baby powder on the baby’s bottom.  NEVER shake the powder near the baby’s face.
7.      Open the clean diaper.  Put the back of the diaper under the baby and between the legs.  Pull the front up and tape the sides.
8.      Throw the dirty diaper away.
9.      Have your teacher check to see if you did a good job of changing a diaper.
10.    Clean up your work area.  Put the baby and her things away.
11.    Wash your hands.

Activity 4:  Dressing the Baby

1.      Wash your hands.
2.      Take out the clothes you will be putting on the baby today.
3.      Lay the baby on the table.  NEVER leave the baby anywhere alone.
4.      Put a diaper on the baby.
5.      Slip the gown over the baby’s head.  Reach into the sleeve and gently pull the baby’s hand through.  Do the same with the other hand.
6.      Put the booties on the baby’s feet.
7.      Have your teacher check your work.
8.      Clean up your work area.  Put the baby and her things away.
9.      Wash your hands.

Activity 5:  Sponge Bathing the Baby

1.      Wash your hands.
2.      Gather the materials you need.
3.      Fill the small wash basin with water.  Be sure it is not too hot.
4.      Lay the heavy towel on the table.
5.      Undress the baby and wrap her in the baby towel.  Gently lay her on the table to wash.
6.      Keep baby covered except for the part you are washing.  NEVER leave baby alone.
7.      Wet a cotton ball with warm water (no soap).
8.      Wipe one eye gently.  Use a clean cotton ball for each eye.
9.      Wet a clean cotton ball.  Wipe around outer ears, but not inside.  Do not use soap on the face.
10.    Use one washcloth for washing the baby and another for rinsing each body area.  Wipe face with a wet washcloth (no soap).
11.    Wet washcloth and add soap.
12.    Wash baby’s neck, chest, arms and legs.  Wash between fingers.
13.    Use other washcloth to rinse the baby.
14.    Hold baby’s neck and chest.  Then roll baby onto other arm.  Wash her neck, back and legs.  Rinse and pat dry.
15.    Put baby on her back.  Use a washcloth to wash hair (no soap).  Pat dry with towel.
16.    Take off diaper and wash diaper area.  Rinse with washcloth and pat dry.
17.    Wrap the baby in the baby towel and move to a dry area where she can be dressed.
18.    Diaper and dress the baby.
19.    Have your teacher check your work.
20.    Clean up your work area.  Put the baby and her things away.
21.    Wash your hands.

Activity 6: Tub Bathing the Baby

1.     Wash your hands.
2.     Get everything you need before you start the bath.
3.     Put the cloth diaper in the bottom of the tub to keep baby from slipping.
4.     Put 2 inches of warm water in the tub.  Test the water with your elbow to be sure it is not too hot.
5.     Undress the baby completely.
6.     Slowly put the baby into the bath.  Hold the neck and head with one hand.  NEVER leave the baby alone.
7.     Use a wet cotton ball to wipe the eye.  Use a clean cotton ball for each eye.
8.     Clean ears with washcloth.
9.     Wipe the baby’s face with the wet washcloth but do not use soap.
10.   Wet washcloth and add a little shampoo.
11.   Gently wash baby’s hair with the washcloth.  DO NOT get water into eyes.  Rinse with other washcloth.
12.   Use the washcloth to wash the baby’s neck, chest, arms, legs and diaper area with warm water and soap.
13.   With a clean washcloth, rinse the soap off the baby.
14.   Wrap the baby in the baby towel and pat dry.
15.   Put a diaper on the baby.
16.   Dress the baby like you did in Activity 4.
17.   Have your teacher check your work.
18.   Clean up your work area.  Put the baby and her things away.
19.   Wash your hands.

Activity 7: Swaddling the Baby

1.      Wash your hands.
2.      Gather materials.
3.      Spread blanket on the table.  Fold one corner down about 6 inches.
4.      Lay baby on blanket with head near folded corner.
5.      Pull one corner of blanket over the arm and across the baby’s body.
6.      Lift the bottom corner of the blanket and bring it over the baby’s body.
7.      Pull the other corner of the blanket over the arm and across the baby’s body.  Tuck blanket under baby.
8.      Have your teacher check to see if you have wrapped or swaddled the baby correctly.
9.      If your teacher says you did a good job, you can put the baby away and clean up the area.
10.    Wash your hands.

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