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Personal hygiene for kids

by 高莫娜 Mona

As we are all familiar with, personal hygiene is basically taking care of our body. We are prone to multiple diseases every day. There are millions of outside germs and viruses getting into our body and attacking our immune system. Only by keeping a proper hygiene and a healthy lifestyle, we can save ourselves from acute to chronic diseases and illnesses.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle among young kids is of added significance. It is not only their day to day care but their training and learning experience as well. When they become adults, they will be carrying on with their lives the same way as we will groom their personal hygiene and lifestyle habits.

The daily hygiene practice includes bathing, washing your hands, brushing your teeth, changing into clean clothes, clipping your nails, hanging clothes in the sun to dry, turning away from other people and covering the nose and mouth with a tissue or the hand when coughing or sneezing and more.

Good personal hygiene is not only important when we are outside mingling with others. The hygiene practice is also undeniable when we are living in a joint family or in a big family. We will be much closer to each other and it is therefore easier for any germs to spread from one to another. Masks should be used indoors in case of sneezing and coughing, adults or children should not be sharing towels and several children sleeping in the same bed makes it easier to spread a scabies infection. In other words, overcrowding may cause multiple health diseases and our good personal hygiene habits are essential for our safety. It is important to note that overcrowding is considered a significant environmental health problem in many communities.

It takes time to learn and train ourselves to adopt a good habit. While training our kids, we do not need to bombard them with all the practices together. Start with a new habit at the beginning of the week and remind your child to make it a priority. Let her practice it for some time. When the child is comfortable with it, add a new one. Hygienic lifestyle is important for both health and social reasons. It will benefit your child’s health and will create an impact on the lives of those around them, too.

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