Don't get caught 'Dirty' Handed!!

Monday, 15 October 2012

BabyMoo thinks that washing his hands is great fun! 

"Let's make Bubbles!!" I exclaimed, and proceeded to lather his hands well with Lifebuoy soap.
He learnt how to say 'Bubbuh!' and from then on - it was a cinch to make him wash his hands. 

Lifebuoy Global Handwashing Day

Hand washing habits can be easily cultivated in children. Here are some ideas where you can encourage them to view hand washing as a fun activity... and soon enough, it will develop from being a game, to a regular practice.

Hand Painting

Washing off the paint can be a fun way to show them the parts of the hand which are frequently missed out during cleaning, and where bacteria can thrive.

Nature Walks

Kids love running around, exploring and getting in touch with nature. This can be a perfect opportunity for them to be taught to always wash their hands after being in contact with mud and dirty surfaces.

Playground Fun!

Let them know that hand washing is important after they visit the playground. In fact, I make sure that I reserve this method as a treat for BabyMoo... by telling him that we can go to the playground only if he washes his hand after! Now he associates playground activities with having to wash his hands after that, and need not be told twice to do so.

Role Play

DaddyMoo is Germy Germ, the bad guy who will chase after BabyMoo when he forgets to was his hands. Mummy is Super Soap, who comes to BabyMoo's rescue! Imagine the shrieks and happy yells as we chase each other round the house! Mummy is always the Good Guy, of course.

BabyMoo was taught how to wash his hands from an early age, because the simple act of hand washing can prevent the spread of illnesses and disease and raise child mortality.

Washing our hands regularly not only prevents germs and bacteria, but it can also help us maintain a healthy lifestyle. We come in contact with germs and bacteria everywhere we go daily, and it is imperative that we practice good hygiene habits so as to ensure that we do not allow these to affect us in any way.

Micro organisms are the main culprit to the spread of a multitude of illnesses such as the common cold or influenza, gastrointestinal troubles and diarrhoea. Each day, more than 4,000 children die as a result of the manifestations of these bacteria, as well as due to the lack of good hygiene habits, poor sanitation and dirty water. Each year, more than 2 million children don't live past their 5th birthday.

Global Handwashing Day takes place on 15th of October this year.

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