Monday 25 June 2012

The Health of Your Child Lies in Your Hands

With the widespread of illnesses such as flu and diarrhea from one child to another, it is our job as parents to protect our children from getting infected.. especially by the dreaded Disease Which Shall Not Be Named.

We all know that washing our children's hands is important to prevent the spread of diseases but did you know that it's not how many times you wash but how you wash that counts?


No matter how many times you wash your hands, if you don't wash it in the proper way, you'll still end up with some parts that are not washed properly.

So it's vital that we learn how to do the 8 steps of hand washing and teach our children to do the same.


I try to remind myself to make it a habit to wash my hands in this manner and also tried to teach my girl to do the same thing.

Washing her hands with help from daddy

But alas, her limited ability coupled with the usual short attention span of an almost 2-year-old prevented me from teaching her pass Step 1.

Washing her hands with hand wash

Thankfully, my girl actually likes to wash her hands (she will command us to "wash hands, wash hands!") so at least that's a start.

And if you don't have access to water as a wash basin is nowhere in sight, consider using anti-bacterial hand sanitisers which can kill germs instantly without the use of water. It's just as good as washing with water, if not better =)

I'm currently using Lifebuoy's hand wash and sanitisers, which leave a squeaky clean feeling that I like. You can read more about them on Lifebuoy's Facebook page.

Nevertheless, having said all that, well, balance is key. An overly sterile environment may actually be harmful for the building of your child's immunity so do sanitise thoughtfully.

Have a happy & healthy week everyone! =)

Disclosure: This is Part 1 of a series of sponsored stories on behalf of Lifebuoy Singapore.
All opinions & text are my own.
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