Medication in Child Care

Jet nebulizer

Child care providers need to use caution when giving medications to children in their care. Medications include those prescribed by a doctor, such as antibiotics and nebulizers, and medicines a parent purchased over the counter. Keep in mind that creams and ointments such as diaper rash cream, sunscreen, and insect repellent are also considered medications. Child care providers must have written consent and instructions from a parent to give children any type of medication, including sunscreen or diaper rash …

Insect Repellent and Sunscreen Safety Tips for Children in Child Care

Insect repellent and sunscreen may seem harmless, but they are still medications. Child care providers using these chemicals need to treat them like any other medication. Be sure parents sign release forms allowing you to administer these substances to their children. The following guidelines will help you use insect repellent and sunscreen safely.

Mosquito repellent

Insect Repellent

  • When using insect repellent, apply it to your own hands and then rub it on the child. Do not apply insect repellent to a child’s