Hand washing tips
Help children wash their hands to make sure they do a good job. When children clean their hands on their own, they tend to quickly scrub and rinse them under the pouring water, which doesn’t give the soap enough time to actually clean.
Encourage childen to use soap and water to wash their hands. Hand sanitizer is good in a pinch, but it’s best for occasional use, such as during outings. Sanitizer will kill the germs, but it won’t remove the dirt. It can also be toxic if swallowed, so always keep sanitizer out of children’s reach.
• Set a good example. Adopt good hand hygiene at home: Wash your hands properly and often, such as before meals, after using the toilet, etc. And make hand washing fun. Sing a nursery rhyme with your child while washing your hands for 20 seconds.
• Start teaching good hand hygiene from a young age. If you make good hand hygiene a part of your child’s daily routine from a young age, it will become a life-long habit. Also teach children to cough into their elbow and to use a tissue whenever they cough or sneeze.