Tips on Maintaining Hygiene at Home
It is important to encourage good hygiene habits in your home to keep you and your Bundaberg kids safe.
Here are some simple tips to teach your child good hygiene habits that will keep your home safe and clean:
- Remind them to wash their hands before eating, after using the toilet, and after touching animals. It’s important to keep those germs away!
- Show them how it’s done! Let them see you washing your hands before cooking. Kids learn by watching, so be their hygiene role model.
- Brushing teeth twice a day is a must! Check with their dentist if flossing is needed too. Healthy smiles for healthy kids.
- Don’t forget to cover their mouth when sneezing or coughing. Teach them to be considerate and avoid spreading germs.
- When their nose is blocked, teach them to blow it gently. Make sure they throw the tissue in the bin right away.
- Help your child understand why good hygiene matters. Talk about how it keeps them healthy and feeling good.
- Keep spare clothes handy for accidents, like spills or toilet mishaps. It’s always good to be prepared.
- If your child is sick and contagious, keep them at home. This helps prevent spreading illness to others.
- Babies don’t need daily baths. For more information on washing your baby, check out our blog about about How to Wash Your Baby.
Remember, teaching good hygiene is a lifelong gift for your child’s health and well-being!
The best way to wash your hands
This method is recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council
- Wash hands with running water
- Use liquid soap and spread over hands
- Rub your hands together and wash all over
- Wash palms and backs of hands, between your fingers, under finger nails and around your wrists
- Rinse your hands enough so all the soap and germs are gone
- Turn off tap using paper towel
- Pat dry your hands with a new paper
Encourage your children not to touch the tap after they have used it as the tap will have germs on it.