It's common knowledge but a message worth repeating, washing your hands properly can help prevent the spread of the germs (like bacteria and viruses). As is the case with all healthy habits, developing them at a young age provides life long benefits.
1. Wet your hands with water. Warm or cold, just make sure it isn't too hot for little hands
2. Apply enough soap to cover your hands. Antiseptic soap isn't necessary. If soap isn't available, hand sanitiser is the next best thing
3. Lather up. This step is particularly important (and often overlooked or rushed) - follow the steps below to help combat germs and illness.
4. Rinse well with running water and dry thoroughly with a clean towel.
Instilling regular hand washing as rule can help combat the spread of germs and illness in your home and is especially important:
Request a Life Education visit and help share the information they need to make healthy decisions in the future.