Hygiene is a way, or condition of promoting good sanitary practices; it basically deals with the prevention of illness, and maintenance of health. But it is beyond merely maintaining a good appearance; it is a hands-on approach to forestalling the spread of diseases especially through viruses and bacteria.
But it is difficult for children to comprehend hygiene or why it is important to observe personal hygiene and also to keep up with it. Therefore, it becomes the duty of every parent to ensure they impart this knowledge into their wards and encourage them to maintain goon hygiene habits. Thus it is very easy for children to learn good hygiene in the family with the adults leading the way, so that when they grow up they will be able to adhere on their own.
It is important to have your children’s hair given a thorough wash at least two to three times in a week. You just have to be mindful of the fact that if their hair get washed too many times it would definitely lead to drying out their young scalps, and making them susceptible to dandruff ‘attack’
Taking a Bath
It is not uncommon to observe young children either loving to take their bath or totally hating it. But on such occasions when you are not going to give a thorough scrubbing and using soap or shampoo on their hair, a comprehensive hath session could still be made a fun situation.
Caring for the Skin
Little kids as well as your pr-school children still require that parents help them take care of their skin until they are able to do it themselves.
Maintaining good oral hygiene such as having clean teeth and gums is capable of forestalling a broad array of health problems which may include bad breath, cavities, and even heart disease sometime in the future. Your child needs to brush and floss at least two times each day, and even after every meal if possible.
Washing of Hands
Washing of the hands is one of the most vital hygiene practices our little ones need to learn. The basic practices here comprise the use of soap and water, ensuring to wash more than a few times daily very importantly after visiting the toilet. It is also very essential for your kids to wash before and after eating their food, after playing in the dirt or with animals and pets. Same practice, experts recommend should happen soon after they’ve had contact with any sick person(s). These are practical ways to prevent and do away with germs.
Caring for their Nails
Obviously fingernails are fertile grounds for the breeding of bacteria. Experts say that the microorganisms that inhabit under children’s nails can easily get into their eyes, nose, and mouth. You must therefore make effort to equip your kid with a good nail brush and also assist them in scrubbing the filth out from underneath their nails especially prior to going to bed. As such you should endeavour to trim their nails on a weekly basis to remove dirt and also lessen the chances of them developing painful ingrown nails.