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  • Writer's pictureJustice Esiri

Hygiene and Good Sanitation — Know What Is Healthy for Your Kids

Updated: Jul 15, 2022




Little children are everywhere, grabbing anything within reach of their tiny hands or stuffing anything edible into their mouths. Children's hyperactivity is as normal as it gets, but it's dangerous from a hygiene standpoint. As a parent or guardian, you must know what is healthy for your children and inculcate in them the best hygiene practices from the onset.

Hygiene is more than a word; it's a habit, and not something to take lightly when dealing with small children. Children have an infant immune system; they can become ill if they encounter even the smallest number of germs.


In this article, we will go into detail about good hygiene practices when dealing with children, and tips to instil these habits in your children.



HYGIENIC PRACTICES IN HANDLING KIDS


There are five simple, yet essential hygienic practices that are crucial to maintaining good health for kids, and they are as follows:


  • Washing of hands regularly

  • Oral hygiene

  • Regular baths

  • Clean Clothes

  • Disinfection of play areas for kids


As simple as they make look, knowing and helping your kids do these can save you a lot of trouble. Read on to know more



  • Washing of Hands Regularly


Little children use their hands a lot - they grab anything within their grasp, play with sand, crawl from one location to another, shake and touch their peers, and do a variety of other activities. They become oblivious to the number of germs they carry on their palms because of all these activities.


Make it a habit to wash your children's hands as soon as they get home from school, before and after eating, using the toilet, and visiting the playground. You will realize by doing this, you're reducing the risk of infections tremendously.


Nannies at Kid Services are trained to ensure that children's hands are sanitised in the most hygienic manner possible. We understand how important this is to your child's health, so we ensure regular washing of hands in our care.



  • Oral Hygiene


Poor oral hygiene as a child or adolescent is the leading cause of bad breath and tooth decay in most adults. As a result, you must take your children's oral hygiene very seriously — and this includes more than just brushing their teeth twice a day. Brushing should be the first thing your child does in the morning and the last thing they do before going to bed. This would ensure that their mouth is free of food particles that could promote microbial growth.


  • Bathing Regularly


This cannot be overemphasized. Taking care of your little one's skin is a top priority seeing that they are sweaty after school or play, which can cause an accumulation of bacteria, which in turn manifests into body odour. Ensure you bathe your kids thoroughly. Clean the less conspicuous places of their skins which includes their navels, in-between their toes, underarms, and public regions.



  • Clean Clothing


Ensure your kids wear clean clothes every day. Try as much as possible not to repeat their clothes or uniforms from the previous day without washing them first. Children are carefree and playful; you wouldn't know when they wear the same clothes multiple times so be on the lookout to prevent them from harbouring microbes.



  • Disinfection of Play Areas for Kids


Microorganisms are everywhere, and children are at risk of catching them and ingesting them by rubbing their eyes, putting their dirty hands in their mouths, or gnawing at their toys. As a result, you must properly disinfect play areas and toys for children both before and after their use.


If all these safe hygiene practices and measures are observed, your child will be exposed to a healthier environment and will be less likely to become infected with germs.



At Kids Services, we value your children's health enormously. Our nannies are well-grounded in providing the best possible care for your child, and you can rest assured that your child will observe good hygiene practices in our care.






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