Kids don’t always listen when parents tell them to wash their hands before eating, after using the bathroom, or when they come inside from playing – especially in the ball pits that we’ve all heard so much about. But it’s a message worth repeating — hand washing is by far the best way to keep kids from getting sick and prevent the spread of germs.
Germs spread in many ways, including through touching dirty hands.
They can spread by:
When kids come into contact with germs, they can become infected just by touching their eyes (think Pink Eye!), nose, or mouth. And once they’re infected, it’s usually just a matter of time before the whole family comes down with the same illness.
What is the best way for kids to wash their hands? Each this to your kids — or better yet, wash your hands together often so they learn how important this good habit is:
Wash and wash always! It’ll help stop the spread of germs.