Encouraging healthy habits in your kids
As parents, we are our child’s first teachers, and this is especially important when it comes to helping them form healthy hygiene habits.
Young children are intrepid explorers, discovering their world through sight, touch and even taste. While you don’t want to hinder their learning and development, wanting to touch and taste almost everything they come across can make them vulnerable to germs, in particular bacteria and viruses. Bacteria can proliferate on surfaces such as door handles, toys, even computer keyboards, and are easily spread by poor personal hygiene. Babies and toddlers also have more vulnerable immune systems and so are more likely to pick up bugs.
The simple act of hand washing is one of the most important things you can teach your children. Encouraging them to the toilet, before eating, after playing outside – will help reduce the risks of infection and disease. Try Safeguard’s liquid hand-wash soap.
Don’t alarm very young children with talk of germs and bacteria, just make good personal hygiene a normal part of everyday life with activities such as washing their hands, brushing their teeth and having a bath or shower with Safeguard’s bar soap. You’ll build firm foundations for healthy habits that they will benefit from for the rest of their lives.