Story by: Kim Huston on June 22, 2020
Washing your hands is the easiest way to keep yourself and others from getting sick. Think of it as a do-it-yourself vaccine: Hand hygiene helps prevent diarrhea, strep throat, the flu and many other illnesses caused by various germs like bacteria and viruses. We teach kids how to wash their hands –– but do they know when they should wash their hands? Here are some hand washing tips to help keep your family healthy. Hand washing is part of being a Super Kid! To be a Super Kid, a child pledges to:
Parents often emphasize washing hands after children go to the bathroom. But are you checking that your kids wash their hands before eating? What about after they cough or sneeze?
Here is a list of activities that should prompt handwashing:
Be sure to post pictures of your Super Kid wearing a mask by tagging @NortonChildrens and
Is your family washing their hands in a way that kick-starts that DIY vaccine power? If you’re not following these steps, you’re not getting the full benefit of washing your hands: