To form a good habit of washing hands plays a key role to prevent disease. For many times, we will touch eyes and mouths directly so we need to keep our hands clean to protect us from diseases especially weak people. Most of bacteria come into our bodies through mouths so we have to realize the importance of washing hands from childhood.
Parents need to teach children how to wash hands by themselves. But sometimes the washstand is too high to children so they can’t touch the water. You can buy a faucet extender to extend water. With a colorful faucet extender, children may find that funny and love washing hands.
However, wash hands does not only mean wash out the workup with water. World Health Organization has push out a standard of washing hands. Wash hands for 40 seconds or more can wash out the bacteria more than 30%-40%. Fingertips and thumbs are also need to be cleaned carefully but most people will ignore them. At the same time, we should wash hands with soap or liquid soap to disinfect. But you need to check and help your kids to wash out the foam.
You may think that we just need to wash hands before eating and after going to toilet. Actually, in many situations we still need to wash hands. After reading books and newspaper, touching money, using computers and other things we have used hands, we should clean hands carefully to prevent diseases. Especially for kids, they are lively and active so their hands will easily get dirty. They need to wash hands more often.
From 2008, 15th October is Global Hand Washing Day which aims to publicize the importance of washing hands. According to the survey, pneumonia and diarrhea are the main reason of children’s death in the children lower than five years old. So parents should take good care of kids’ hands’ clean.
In a word, personal hygiene is very significant to all of us especially for the weak like children. Some baby care products are helpful and necessary. We should do it well to keep us away from diseases.