The Importance of Washing Your Hands

For children, washing their hands is going to help them avoid germs, bacteria and sickness. Children are curious and like to touch, grab and feel everything. These items contain germs from everyone else who touched them previously. Then they’ll touch their eyes, nose and mouth. Having them wash their hands for 20 seconds will help prevent them from getting sick.

Hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria in your home. Find out the 7 steps to wash your hands the right way to protect you and your little one. For official detailed guideline visit WHO: Advice for public.

  1. Wet hands with warm water and apply liquid soap
  2. Rub palm together (away from water)
  3. Rub fingers and thumbs, and the bits between
  4. Rub nails on palms
  5. Rub the back of each hand
  6. Rinse with clean, running water
  7. Dry thoroughly with a clean, dry towel

Hand Washing During Covid

While properly washing hands is always important, the world has changed greatly over the last year. Covid-19 is a threat to people of all ages. You want to make sure you and your children are protected with good hygiene. Washing their hands will kill the virus off of their hands and prevent them from putting it on their eyes, nose and mouth.

Hand Washing Vs Hand Sanitizing

Many people feel that sanitizing their hands is a substitute for washing their hands. While both actions kill germs and viruses you might be carrying on your hands, it doesn’t remove dirt, grime and other spores that can make you sick. Also, sanitizers can dry and irritate your skin thanks to its alcohol contents. While hand sanitizing is a great option while on the fly, it’s not a substitute for washing your hands.