Wellness - Hygiene | 1-7 yrs

Hygiene Rules For Children

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"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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Handwashing

Teaching kids to wash hands is not just important to keep them healthy in childhood but all through life. The best way to teach anything to young children is by making it fun, making a game out of it and modeling what to do through your own behavior.

Brushing

Help your kids brush their teeth two minutes each time, twice a day for healthier teeth, good breath, fewer cavities, and to avoid painful dental problems. Also, kids should use a soft toothbrush.

Bathing

Children usually enjoy bath time. Bathing your baby relaxes him as you carefully wash all the creases and folds. As children grow older, they become ready to assume this self-care task. Teaching them to bathe themselves will come in stages as they...

Bathroom Habits

In the midst of potty training, sometimes that diaper-free light at the end of the tunnel is so tempting that parents forget all the little habits that go along with potty training. It’s not just using the potty that’s important; children also nee...

No More Nose-Picking

Little kids have trouble blowing out their noses into a tissue. It takes practice, but it’s worth it. Buy your child his own tissues and show him how to use them as often as he needs to.

Cover The Cough And Sneeze

It’s important to practice good hygiene skills to prevent getting and spreading the germs that cause colds. Here are some tips to help children practice coughing and sneezing into their sleeves.

Nail Care

Dermatologists recommend that an adult trim a child’s nails until the child is about 9 or 10 years old. At about that age, children can trim their own nails if they feel comfortable doing so.

Hair Care

Many common hair care practices can lead to lackluster locks. Everything from rubbing shampoo into your hair rather than your scalp and brushing your hair while it is wet can damage your hair. Damaged hair looks and feels unhealthy.

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