Learning about hygiene is important for children of all ages. Teaching proper hygiene to kids not only prevents germs from spreading, but also prevents body odor and other unpleasant incidents. Here are tips for keeping up with personal hygiene for kids from preschool to high school!
1. Washing your hands.
Making sure your child has washed his/her hands before a meal and after using the restroom is vital. This helps your child prevent the spread of germs, which prevents illnesses. Use a moisturizing, antibacterial soap for a great clean! Encourage your child to follow the steps above. Make your own poster or sign and place it in all your bathrooms as a gentle reminder.
2. Brushing your teeth.
A smile is one of the best accessories! Everyone wants to have clean teeth, fresh breath, minimal cavities and a winning smile! Brushing, flossing and rinsing are key factors to a healthy mouth. Plus who wants to talk to someone whose breath isn’t too fresh? You can actually buy toothbrushes that contain a little timer that plays music. Our favorite is the Sonicare for Kids with a KidTimer!
I cannot stress this enough! Showering is the key to staying clean and feeling fresh. Teaching your child that a daily shower is necessary is extremely important. It is important to shower after a workout to get rid of the sweat and dead skin cells. It is also important that your child wash his/her hair. A clean scalp encourages healthy hair growth and again, smells fresh! Showers reduce body odor, prevent acne and keep you clean. No one is going to want to be around anyone with an offensive odor. There are plenty of organic, scented soaps on the market to make shower time fun! Try organic 3:1 products in awesome scents like tropical coconut or orange squeeze.
These hygiene tips are important for your child to learn, practice and embrace in order to be clean, germ free and smell fresh! Your child will thank you for these simple tips in the future!