Children are very notorious and they can literally give a deaf ear to their parents when asked to wash hands. No, it’s not because of the weather or their moods; it is because they are kids and that’s how kids are supposed to be – stubborn.
Why is pre-school hand hygiene important?
According to studies performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of infections and illnesses in children reduces by at least 50 per cent if they washed hands frequently with soap and water. So, it might be a difficult task for you as a parent to make your child wash hands but not impossible. Understand the gravity of the situation and work promptly on it.
Why is spread of germs in children far quicker?
In a small child, the immune system is still not developed; therefore, dirty hands that are a site of pathogens and chemicals can lead to illnesses in children. Hence, a child with a runny nose can easily spread the germs to another child because of lack of hand hygiene awareness. So, teach them the importance of hand washing.
When should you ask your child to wash hands?
To keep your children from getting sick every second day, teach them the importance of washing hands as often as possible, especially –
Why is hand hygiene essential at pre-school level?
How to encourage your child to wash hands?
How to become a role model for your child?
Next time or may be the time after that, you will notice that your child is aping you. Isn’t that a good deal?
So, for the health sake of your kid, teach them the dos and don’ts of hand washing in time.
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