This list is a work in progress. If you are a daycare that would like to be put on this list or know of a daycare that accepts cloth diapers, please drop us a message and let us know!
* Please see the Minnesota State Laws Regarding Cloth Diapering in Day Cares at the bottom of this page. *
Address: 402 14th St NW – Rochester, MN 55901
Address: 3675 9th St. NW – Rochester, MN 55901
Address: 3212 22nd St NW – Rochester, MN 55901
Additional Information: Open 6am – 10pm 7 days per week
Address: 1026 East Center Street – Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: 1-800-462-1660 OR 1-507-287-2009
Additional Information: Early Head Start is a free, full-day, full-year, family centered early care and education program for pregnant women, infants and toddlers ages 0-3 years and their families. Early Head Start offers families in Olmsted, Rice, Freeborn, and Winona counties multiple options including Home Based, Part Day Center Based, and Full Day Center Based. The program provides comprehensive child development and family support services that enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of participating children. In addition, Early Head Start provides young children with an array of comprehensive services including health, nutritional, behavioral, and family services in the families’ homes or child care centers. Early Head Start’s family driven philosophy empowers parents to support and nurture their children, while meeting other critical social and economic goals that families experience.
In Home Daycares
Address: 10th St NW – Rochester, MN 55901
Address: 2219 Trolls Ct NW – Rochester, MN 55901
Additional Information: Prefers All-In-Ones or All-In-Twos, but willing to try others. No pins, please. You will need to provide the wet bag and plenty of diapers and everything must be labled.
Address: Harbor Drive Southeast – Rochester, MN 55904
Address: 908 19th St. SE – Rochester, MN 55904
Address: S Village Dr SE – Rochester, MN 55904
Address: Peterson Lane SE – Rochester, MN 55904
Address: 4714 Vine Pl SE – Rochester, MN 55904
Additional Information: Prefers All-In-Ones, but can work with just about any style of cloth diaper. Diapers and supplies must be labeled.
Dodge County - Southeast MN
Mower County - Southeast MN
Wabasha County - Southeast MN
Address: 1020 S 6th St – Lake City, MN 55041
Additional Information: Will require one day plus current day supply on hand. Melanie will not launder or rinse diapers. Dirty Diapers will be sent home daily. Diapers will need to be labled with child’s name.
We currently do not have any cloth friendly daycares listed for the following counties. (With the exception of Rochester in Olmsted county)
If you are a daycare provider in the following counties, or know of one, please let us know so we can get you added.
Freeborn County - Southeast MN
Fillmore County - Southeast MN
Goodhue County - Southeast MN
Lake City - See Wabasha County
Houston County - Southeast MN
Olmsted County - Southeast MN
*Rochester - See Above*
Rice County - Southeast MN
Steele County - Southeast MN
Winona County - Southeast MN
Minnesota State Laws Regarding Cloth Diapering in Daycares
Children in diapers shall be kept clean and dry. The following sanitary procedures must be used to reduce the spread of communicable disease.
- A. An adequate supply of clean diapers must be available for each child and stored in a clean place inaccessible to children. If cloth diapers are used, parents must provide a change of the outer plastic pants for each fecally soiled diaper change. Cloth diapers, except those supplied by a commercial diaper service, and plastic pants, if supplied by parents, must be labeled with the child’s name.
- B. Diapers and clothing must be changed when wet or soiled.
- C. For disposable diapers, a covered diaper disposal container must be located in the diaper changing area and lined with a disposable plastic bag. The container must be emptied when full, and at least daily.
- D. Diapering must not take place in a food preparation area. The diaper changing area must be covered with a smooth, nonabsorbent surface. If the surface is not disposable and is wet or soiled, it must be washed with soap and water to remove debris and then disinfected with a solution of at least two teaspoons of chlorine bleach to one quart of water. If the surface is not soiled with feces or urine, then it must be disinfected with the solution of chlorine bleach and water after each diapering.
- E. Single service disposable wipes or freshly laundered cloths must be used for washing a soiled child. A child who has soiled or wet must be washed with a disposable wipe or a freshly laundered cloth before rediapering.
Cloth diapers, except those supplied by a commercial diaper service, plastic pants, and soiled clothing must be placed in the plastic bag after removal and sent home with the parent daily.
In other words:
- Parents must provide enough diapers for the day, plus a few extras to make sure your day care provider doesn’t run out.
- Diapers and other supplies must be labled.
- Dirty diapers will be sent home at the end of each day in a plastic bag. Most day cares are asking for families to provide clean zippered wet bags.
**Please note that each individual daycare may have additional requirements or requests based on their comfort level or abilities.