Not properly washing the hands leads to diarrhea for nearly half a million children in India according to world health organization. Additionally, common problems in children like diarrhea, cold, vomit, nausea, and stomach disorders have its main source in dirty hands, claims Doctors. So, it is important to make the children learn to wash their hands properly and make it a habit. At the same time, it should not be forced on to kids. Alternatively, we call follow these simple ways to make them learn its importance.
Be an Example
Kids learn many things from adults, be it good or bad. So start washing your hands properly in front of them and be an example. When you set yourself as an example, your kids will quickly catch up with the habit.
Educate them about its Importance
Educate your kids about the importance of wash their hands properly every single time. Also, let them know how they can escape from various infections and diseases in the process.
Many kids do wash their hands for the sake of doing it. Make them aware that they need to thoroughly wash their hands with soap for 20 seconds and dry it off using clean dry towel or cloth.
Educate them on Ill-effects
Some kids are more drawn to the ill-effects rather than its benefits, so you can educate them about its ill-effects.
Tell them when to wash their hands
Educate them about the various situations where they would need to wash their hands like before and after food, after playing with a pet, after playing in sand etc.
Make Handwash and Soaps Easily accessible
Make sure the hand wash, antibacterial soaps are easily accessible by kids to wash off their hands. Most kids do not care about using them if they are not accessible.