Experts agree that effective hand washing is one of the most important steps to keep yourself and your family healthy – that’s why we’re teaming up with Softsoap® BRAND (@LatherUp on Twitter) for a giveaway series this week.
Germs are unavoidable, often lingering on common household items – from toys to phones to doorknobs. Given the heightened awareness about the flu virus, now is a great opportunity for parents to reinforce the importance of healthy hand-washing habits with their children.
Here are some quick tips from Softsoap:
1. Demonstrate how to properly clean hands by using warm soapy water, scrubbing hand surfaces and nails for 20 seconds, rinsing well and drying with a clean towel.
2. Help combat the spread of germs by building daily hand washing routines among your family and empowering your children to become “germ fighters.”
4. Wash Hands AFTER:
Using the restroom
Getting off the school bus
Playing on playground equipment
Eating in the school cafeteria
Handling a backpack or lunchbox
Playing a musical instrument
Walking or playing with companion pets
Participating in sports practices and games
Reading public materials, such as library books