If you want to avoid illness and tackle messes, hand-washing is a must (o^^o)
Big messes seem to follow little kids, which is why your little one must learn proper hand-washing techniques at an early age.
Hand-Washing: A Healthy Habit
Healthy habits start early on, and hand-washing is a habit that is worth sticking to! The earlier your little one learns how to properly wash their hands the better. The benefits of hand-washing include:
——Preventing the spread of germs
Whether your baby is rolling a ball around, sharing crayons, or crawling on the floor, hand-washing should happen next. It’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of unavoidable germs.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you should wash your hands often, especially:
——Before, during, and after preparing food
——Before eating food
——Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
——Before and after treating a cut or wound
——Before feeding or nursing your baby
——After using the restroom
——After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the restroom
——After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
——After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
——After handling pet food or pet treats——After touching garbage
How To Wash Your Hands Properly
Hand-washing can be broken down into five effective steps: wet, lather, scrub, rinse, and dry. The CDC suggests following these steps every single time.
Let's talk about what that looks like.
——Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the water, and apply soap.
——Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
——Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.
——Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
——Dry your hands using a clean towel or let them air dry.
Hand-Washing "Dos" And "Don'ts"
Believe it or not, there is a wrong way to wash your hands! We’ll provide you with a few hand-washing dos and don’ts to give you a better idea of what hand-washing should really look like.
Our list of hand-washing dos includes:
——Do follow the CDC's five steps.
——Do cover all the surfaces of your hands, including the front and back of your hands, your wrists, between your fingers, and under your fingernails.
——Do keep your hands and forearms lower than your elbows to prevent the water from running to your elbows (the least contaminated area).
——Do dry hands with a clean towel or paper towel if an air dryer isn’t available.
——Do use the towel or paper towel to turn off the faucet.
Our list of hand-washing don’ts includes:
——Don't use hot water to wash your hands. Hot water tends to irritate the skin more, leaving your hands chapped and more susceptible to bacteria.
——Don't run water over your hands during the lather step because you’ll rinse away all of the soap.
——Don't touch the sink surface after washing your hands.
——Don't skip hand-washing altogether if you don’t have direct access to soap and water. Find an alternative solution.
What To Do If Soap And Water Aren't Available
When you’re out with your baby and don’t have access to soap and water, your best (and only) option may be to use hand sanitizer. Just make sure it’s a plant-based, unscented version!
Keep Calm And Wash Your Baby's Hands
Your baby will become exposed to germs, dirt, and bacteria very early on in their life. Germs aren't completely avoidable, but there are ways to stop the spread of germs, hand-washing being the number one answer.
Adding this healthy habit into your little one’s daily routine is your best defense against catching and spreading germs. Remember to carry cleansers and lotions to clean on-the-go and to moisturize after washing your hands.
So when germs are in the air, keep calm and remember to teach your little ones the importance of washing their hands!
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