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Children’s Health: Start Healthy Habits Early

Starting healthy habits early will help to cut down on the amount of illnesses a child may encounter. Besides eating a healthy diet from every food group, getting proper rest and hydration and getting plenty of exercise, there is one other thing that you can start doing to keep your child healthy. Teaching your child when to wash their hands is a very important aspect to keeping them healthy.

Many people under estimate the power and effectiveness of hand washing. They don’t take into consideration that germs are not seen, they are hidden and just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they are not there. Since most germs are spread through touching, which involves the hands, keeping the hands clean goes a long way in helping children to stay healthy. Listed below are times when a both adults or children should wash their hands.

  • After tioleting
  • After playing outside
  • Before or after eating, handling food or feeding a child. This includes babies, even if they are only taking a bottle. You want to wash their hands and explain to them,” We are washing our hands now before we eat.” and ” Now that we’ve finished we are washing our hands after eating.  You want to start now so that when they are older the pattern will be already established.
  • Before and after giving medicine.
  • After removing gloves.
  • After playing in water used by more than one person
  • At the end of the day.

I hope you’ve realized the importance of washing your hands and your children’s hands as well how if effects the quality of our health. It is a simple step that we can do that will provide a lot of benefit. So start now and here’s to a healthier you. Please share this information with your family and friends both on and off social media and online.

6 Responses to “Children’s Health: Start Healthy Habits Early”

  1. Thanks for the reminder! I remember doing an experiment in college where we rubbed simulated “germs” on our hands and washed them off really well and looked at what was left under a black light. There was a ton left up by my wrists and in the fingernail beds. I always forget to wash REALLY WELL and it’s a great habit to get my kids into! Thanks!

    • D'TaRelle F. Tullis says:

      Wow!!!!!! Kirstin that is so cool!!!! Thanks so much for sharing that experiment, that is so interesting!!!! I knew about the fingernail bed but didn’t think about the wrist at all. That is such a great tip I am going to write a blog post about it right now. Thanks so much!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Please come back again. :-)

  2. I agree that people under estimate the effectiveness of washing their hands. I’ve seen some studies done that show the amount of germs on door handles. Makes you cringe!

    • D'TaRelle F. Tullis says:

      I believe it Toni, door handles are one place that have a lot of germs. That’s why washing your hands are so effective. Thank you so much for coming to visit my blog and commenting. It is so greatly appreciated. Also thanks for the tip on comment luv. I printed out the directions on putting it in. That is on my agenda to put on my blog on Friday when I have more time. Thanks again. :-)

  3. And I’ve also heard that toilet seats, themselves, are some of the most gearm free environments. Go figure. :-)

    • D'TaRelle F. Tullis says:

      When you think about it Dinaa it makes sense. Most germs are transmitted through the hands and usually people’s legs are on the toilet seat. I still don’t sit on them though, I guess it’s just a psychological thing. Thank you so much Dinaa for stopping by and commenting. Please come back again. :-)

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