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Hand Washing – the first hygiene lesson for children



  Global Hand Washing Day Global Hand Washing Day: Steer clear of disease through regular hand washing. (19659004) Global Hand Washing Day: Washing Your Hands Regularly to Get rid of Germs is an Important Habit to Learn

By Rishu Gandhi

Hand washing is the first basic lesson for children to learn how to grow up and possibly the life lesson. Washing your hands before eating is a must since we can remember, as it is known that dirty hands cause various illnesses. Common diseases include stomach upset or stomach pain in children, which can worsen when symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea occur.

As parents, efforts should be made to integrate the following into their children's daily routine:

When should children be encouraged to wash their hands

Before eating and after eating

From a medical clinic or coming to a hospital because these places are loaded with different types of bacteria and viruses.

After coming from outside, such as a grocery, dispensers, playgrounds, school, etc., as you may be in contact with several unknown people whose health you are unaware of.

Before you touch a newborn, as these have a very weak immune system and should only be touched with clean hands.

After visiting a sick person, as they can carry back germs that can be detrimental to their health.

After using toilets, this is the place where most of the harmful germs lie in a house

after blowing

after handling pets and their fodder

after touching garbage [1

9659005] before and after use of medication

How to wash your hands [19659009] You need to moisten your hands with clean water and then moisten with soap.

Create the foam by rubbing hands together and applying it to the back of the hand, between the fingers, under the nails.

Scrubbing should be done

Rinsing should be done under running clean water

Then they should dry their hands with a clean towel or air dryer.

However, without soap or clean water children may use disinfectants or wipes. Wipes can be used when the hands are visibly dirty before alcoholic disinfectants are used. The latter do not completely remove the germs and there is always a risk that the chemicals will remain on the hands.

Children look up to their parents and copy their habits, so you should practice these things before preaching to the children. However, parents can set reminders to children on a constant basis until they get into a routine of things like washing their hands before eating and after they come out of the bathroom. These must be the first basic lesson for children in hand hygiene.

(The author is founder and leader brand strategy, Mother Sparsh.)


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