Teach your children good cleaning habits
We know how important caring for your little ones is to you. After all, they’ll always be your babies, and you’ll always be their mom. That’s why it’s essential that you help them develop good hygiene and personal grooming habits to prevent illness and protect themselves against germs and harmful bacteria. The best way to do this is to show them how nice it is to have good hygiene, so they won’t think of it as a chore. Another way is to ensure a clean environment, not only inside your home but also in all of the places where your children engage in activities. Below, we’ll share seven tips that are sure to come in handy:
- Get your children in the habit of washing their hands by setting an example. Explain how important it is to wash their hands frequently to get rid of harmful bacteria and germs. Make handwashing fun and entertaining for them, for example, by having them sing a song while they do it. Choose a song they like that lasts at least 20 seconds and tell them that they’ll finish washing their hands once the song is over.
- Children have boundless curiosity, leading them to touch everything within reach. This means that they should wash their hands more often than adults do—ideally between 10 and 15 times a day. Since frequent washing and the use of gels and sanitizers can dry or irritate your little ones’ skin, you’ll have to make sure that it stays well moisturized. Products with glycerin and natural extracts, such as aloe vera and calendula, are best for this purpose.
- On a piece of construction paper, make a list of all the times your children should wash their hands (before eating, after coughing or blowing their nose, after going to the bathroom, etc.). Ask them to help by decorating it and painting it with bright colors. You can then place it where it’s easy for them to see.
- Keeping your children’s fingernails clean and trimmed helps promote good health. The bacteria and viruses found on all of the surfaces your children are constantly touching can accumulate underneath their nails. That’s why you need to teach them to clean their nails with a little brush while they’re washing their hands.
- If your children have been playing with their pets, touching them or carrying them, they must wash their hands thoroughly afterwards.
- When your children are outside of the home, in a yard or on a playground, make sure that they don’t share cups or plates with other children. Always keep some wet wipes nearby to clean their hands or any other body part that needs cleaning.
- Little children love to play in the dirt and sand, so afterwards, they must wash their hands carefully with soap and warm water or with sanitizer or wet wipes if there’s no running water available.
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