As parents your are responsible for your children and one of the things that you
will have to teach them is how they can carry themselves even when your not with
them , teaching them some healthy hygiene habits that can help them get through
the day is essential.In this blog post we’ll cover some off the habits you can show
them which will allow them to stay health and clean through out the day. So by the
end of this post you should be well on your way to showing them some of these
Why Is It Important To Show Kids Personal Hygiene ?
Teaching children these things is very important because there are so many
germs and bacteria that we come into contact with throughout our daily activities
, these things can cause as to fall ill if we don’t stay clean through the day.
For children they’re very active and like to get their hands dirty, so teaching them
ways on how to take good care of themselves is very essential.That being said
here are some of the hygienic habits that you need to teach your children in order
for them to look after themselves when their alone at home ,school or even as the
play in the park.
1. Oral Health (Brushing Teeth)
Brushing teeth each day is very essential as it helps prevent the build up of
plaque in the mouth, this plaque is usually caused by food particles that are stuck
in between the teeth.Which makes it even more important for them to brush their
teeth, however you have to ensure that they brush their teeth atleast once in the
morning and right before they sleep.
Doing this will help them reduce the bacteria build up in the mouth, brushing teeth
also helps with bad breath as well.Below are a few steps that you can follow when
brushing your teeth.
You can also try to make sure that they use a good toothbrush and have
toothpaste that contains fluoride as this will help protect the teeth, showing them
how to floss can also be a great addition to their oral hygiene.
2. Coughing / Running Noise
Teaching a child how they can deal with a runny noise is also something that they
have to know, according to some research over 100,000 germs into the air which
is quite a lot.Showing them how to cough and sneeze appropriately well help them
to spread these germs to others when they’re in public, one of the most common
ways to do it is by sneezing or coughing In a tissue or they could also sneeze into
their elbow as well.
3. Washing Your Hands
Most of our children have a habit of touching alot of things whilst they play and
move about the place ,most of these objects might be covered in germs as well as
bacteria.Which when ingested can cause them to go through a lot of pain , this
makes teaching them how to wash their hands even more important.Telling them
that the should wash their hands each time before they eat will prevent these
germs from being spread and ingested in the stomach , but this also applies to
when the finish using the restroom as well.
Children should have good had hygiene at all times to help them stay safe from
any harmful substances.
Healthy habits also means we should also help our children maintain a clean
environment, this is by ensuring they clean up after themselves each time they
make a mess up. This should also go for their bedroom spaces as well , if these
spaces aren’t clean it becomes very easy for bacteria to accumulate. Having a
nice clean environment for them to leave in is very important, this also means that
you check on whether they’re wearing clean clothes , a pair of clean bedding and
Lastly on this list we have bathing, taking a shower or a bath each day will allow
you to keep the body clean and help you get rid of germs that you might have
come in contact with during the day ,besides bathing is an opportunity for them to
play with their favourite toys.Making it a habit to take a bath after they have been
playing outside is something you might what to think about.
Those are some of the hygienic habits that you should teach your children ,
hopefully you where able to pick a thing or two from this post and apply it in your
kids daily routine. All they have to do is remember to wash their hands each time
they’ve been outside and make sure they use hand sanitizer when the finish using
However its upto you as parents to help them learn these things so don’t be to
harsh on them if they don’t get it the first time , they will with practise.
Post By Lifestyle’N’stuff
Date 27 Mar 2020