"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." — Jim Rohn
Hygiene rules should be taught to children from a very young age. Most children fall sick due to a lack of hygiene. And as they don’t know how to maintain hygiene, they keep falling sick again and again. Teaching hygiene to children is the best way of preventing the spread of infection and keeping them healthy.
You can begin teaching your children about hygiene by telling them about germs, the harm germs cause, and how to keep germs away. In an article, Teaching Hand Washing, published in Earths Kids, Handwashing is one of the most important things to teach when teaching hygiene to children.
Some of the basic hygiene rules for children include:
1) Encourage children to wash their hands before certain activities like eating, after using the toilet, after coming into contact with animals, or before handling newborns.
2) Teach your children about oral hygiene, which is essential to prevent tooth decay and diseases of the gums; brushing twice a day prevents many diseases of the mouth.
3) Teach your children to avoid biting their nails, as nails and nail beds are a breeding ground for germs; trim the nails of your children regularly to keep them short and thus reduce the chances of dirt accumulating under the nails.
4) Teach your teens to wash their face two to three times a day and avoid picking at pimples.
Maintaining good hygiene can prevent a lot of problems, but it is not easy to make children follow the rules of hygiene. But don’t give up! Be persistent, and you will see how your children adopt the good habits.
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