Hand washing is useful in preventing and avoiding infections caused by viruses, bacteria and fungi that can cause dangerous diseases. Washing hands is recommended as often as possible so as to minimize the risk of contracting various types of diseases, especially in the rainy season. It is recommended to wash your hands using soap and water, which can be effective in removing germs and bacteria that stick to the hands. By washing hands properly can prevent transmission of diseases that can be transmitted through handshaking or contact with other people.
Basically, children are more susceptible to various types of diseases than adults, this is because the habits of parents in teaching children to maintain hand hygiene are still low, so the awareness of washing hands in children is often ignored. Give a gradual explanation of the importance of washing hands to children then also provide an understanding of the dangers that will threaten when children do not wash their hands. You can do this in a fun way when your child is playing using the props of their favorite toys.
In addition to providing knowledge on the importance of washing hands which is no less important and often forgotten by most parents is teaching children how to wash their hands properly, here are some steps you can take to teach your child to wash hands properly to maintain children’s health. :
1. First, you can teach your child to wet his hands at wrist level until the water runs. Use running water, such as straight from a tap so as to minimize the development of bacteria in previous water uses.
2. Furthermore, which is no less important is using soap. Soap can quickly reduce germs and bacteria on your hands, so its use is highly recommended.
3. The third is rubbing the hands against the palms of the hands by attaching the right hand to the back of the hands then followed by cleaning between the fingers. Continue with the bottom of the hand and the back of the hand touching, scrubbing with soap and finally cleaning your child’s nails.
4. The fourth step is to rinse again using clean water thoroughly from the forearm to the fingertips
5. What is often overlooked is closing the faucet by using a tool, you can teach your child to close the faucet using a tissue or elbow so that the hands are not dirty with germs anymore
6. Finally, dry it using a towel or tissue and avoid touching objects around the wastapel when after washing your hands. So that if the habit of washing hands properly and correctly has been implemented, it will help your children maintain their health, especially during the rainy season and avoid them from various types of diseases.