Did you know that the easiest way to remove disease-causing germs is through washing your hands with soap? And not just any soap, it should be anti-bacterial like Safeguard.
Safeguard is taking active steps to spread awareness on proper hand washing. They are “saving lives by teaching better hygiene” through initiatives such as the Global Hand washing Day.
Let’s do our part by making proper hand washing a habit at home to keep everyone healthy and happy.
TIP: We make it a routine for Riri. We tell her when it’s time to wash her hands. She’s used to doing it before and after eating and after play time. We still sing to her the song, “This Is The Way I Wash My Hands” while at it. She’s not yet big enough to reach the sink so we help her climb up the chair. Time to build a diy accessible step stool for her soon.
Moreover, Safeguard shared these 5 steps for effective hand washing:
STEP 1: Wet your hands using clean, running water when available.
Reason: Germs can collect in standing water.
STEP 2: Lather the front and back of hands, between fingers, and under fingernails with Safeguard soap.
Reason: Friction helps lift dirt, grease, and microbes from skin.
STEP 3: Scrub hands together for at least 20 seconds.
Reason: More germs are removed the longer you scrub. If your kids get impatient, teach them to recite the ABCs twice to reach the 20-second mark.
STEP 4: Rinse hands under clean, running water.
Reason: Dirt, grease, and microbes—including infectious disease-causing germs—are carried away from skin, which can help minimize skin irritation.
STEP 5: Dry hands completely with a clean towel, or air dry.
Reason: Germs can be transferred more easily between wet hands.