Hygiene Habits for Kids
Hygiene Habits for Kid

Hand washing

Hand washing is one of the most important hygiene practices we can teach our kids. The basics include washing with water and soap several times daily, especially before and after using the bathroom, or eating, or after playing in the dirt or with pet.

Tooth brushing

Tooth brushing Set your child up for a lifetime of stellar dental health by making a thorough effort to polish those pearly whites. Put a pea-size squirt of fluoride toothpaste on his toothbrush, set a timer for 30 seconds and let him have a turn.Your child should brush and floss at least twice per day, if not after every meal.

Hair brushing

This usually isn't an issue for boys because they've got short hair. But if you have a little girl with long or curly hair, you're probably familiar with the tangles and tears. Getting your own hair up into a perfect ponytail can be a challenge some days, so it's unlikely that your preschooler will be able to do her 'do quite yet. But she can help with the prep work.

Clip finger nails

The germs that live under your child’s nails can easily transfer to their eyes, nose, and mouth. Invest in a good nail brush and help your child scrub the dirt out from under their nails before bedtime. A weekly clipping will help get rid of dirt and reduce the possibility of painful ingrown nails.


Teach them to wipe thoroughly from front to back and wash their hands when they’re done. These healthy habits will help minimize irritation and keep infections a way.


Teaching your child to cover his nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Use your sleeve rather than your hand if tissues are not available.


Sweat gets into your shoes and then bacteria arrive which love the moist leather or fabric so much that they tell all their friends to come round and party!

  • Wash your feet well at least once a day: Dry them carefully, especially between the toes. If the towel is too thick to get in between your little toes, then use a dry face washer (keep it for your feet only).
  • Wear a cotton socks to keep your foot breathing.


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