As adults, we take many personal hygiene habits for granted. But for children, the idea of personal hygiene is completely new. This makes it essential for parents to establish healthy habits for kids as early as possible. From washing hands correctly to keeping surfaces clean, here are the basic rules of personal hygiene for kids.
Hand washing for kids
Washing hands is a great activity for explaining how germs spread and why it’s important to wash hands when dirty. As well as explaining why it’s important and the best times to do so, show them how to dispense soap and rub their hands in the right way to make sure their hands are fully washed. At the beginning, you will have to supervise and do it for them – but soon it will become a habit.
Teaching your children how to brush their teeth twice a day on their own is one of the most important habits they’ll ever learn. After all, kids love to eat sweets and hate to go to the dentist!
At the beginning, you will be brushing their teeth for them — making sure that they brush for at least two minutes and using the right movements. It’s recommended that you supervise or brush your child’s teeth for them until the age of 8.