4 Ways to Make Hand Washing Simple and Fun

Saturday, June 9, 2018

     How many times you've seen the words hand wash, hand washing, germs, bacteria on my blog and social media posts? A LOT!!! I will never get tired of telling you that hand washing is very important, a practice that all are required to do and observe properly. It is also called hand hygiene that's why it must be a habit that you do, not once or twice, but as many times as possible!

     Germs are everywhere, inevitable, and already a part of our lives but we can prevent them from harming our family and inflict serious illnesses especially with young children who love to touch things here and there. Hand washing is simple and easy BUT do you know the proper way of doing it? Sharing tips on how to make handwashing fun for kids so that it will become a habit :)

4 Ways to Make Hand Washing Simple and Fun
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     My son is very active at school and at home. It is difficult for him to do things that don't involve playing or touching different things at the house. In a serious matter, it's so hard for me to get his attention especially on teaching him serious matters like handwashing. I'm a super OC mom and I always try to instill the habit of handwashing in our family because it is very simple.

4 Ways to Make Hand Washing Simple and Fun
Teaching my son to wash his hands properly last year

     Did you know that proper handwashing will only take 20 seconds of your time and can save lives? It's alarming that it is often forgotten. This is why I train Kenzo this habit, even if he's just 8 years old. Make handwashing simple but fun so that kids will enjoy this habit and do it more often than not.

4 Ways to Make Hand Washing Simple and Fun

Here are tips on how to train them into developing the handwashing habit:

1. Sing and make bubbles while hand washing.

     Kids love bubbles. They also love to sing. Have you noticed that once in a while? They hum or sing out of nowhere- while playing, getting dress, or even in the bathroom while taking a bath. I heard my son many times before so why not let him sing while washing his hands. A fun way to let him sing is to let him make bubbles and play while handwashing.

4 Ways to Make Hand Washing Simple and Fun

2. Make handsoap always available in the handwashing areas.

     I think it's a no-brainer that a handsoap is readily available in the kitchen sink but if you have more than one wash area, make sure that you have handsoaps there too. I always make sure that I have one in the kitchen, one in the laundry area, one inside the bathroom. This way, my son will not neglect or forget to use a handwashing soap. He will get used to the norm of handwashing that is by using a germicidal soap, not soap + water, or water only.

How to Make Hand Washing Simple and Fun
Bathroom 

How to Make Hand Washing Simple and Fun
Laundry 

3. Always bring a hand soap with you.

     This is what I always do and tell my son- bring a small bottle of handsoap anytime, anywhere. Since our favorite anti-bacterial soap is only available in one size, I always make sure to transfer some of it in an empty sterile bottle that is handy and easy to squeeze. In this photo, I was given a sample of Safeguard Body Wash but what's inside this mini bottle is the Safeguard Pure White Liquid Handsoap. 


How to Make Hand Washing Simple and Fun
Caritas Bianchi Lodge Hotel in Hong Kong

4. Wash your hands with a germicidal soap.

     We only use a germicidal soap at home and it is Safeguard. It has 24-hour superior skin germ protection that removes 99.9% of germs including HANGINfection. HANGINfection, technically known as Bioaerosols, refers to airborne germs such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses that may cause skin reactions and respiratory sickness. In short, we don’t just touch germs. They touch us, too!

4 Ways to Make Hand Washing Simple and Fun
Safeguard Pure White Liquid Hand Soap 225ml (P 80.00)

     Hand washing is very important, VERY!!! Germs are everywhere, our hands are not clean once we touch something whether it's something from school or inside the house. I'm thankful that Safeguard's superior germ protection keeps Kenzo germ-free everywhere he goes. I worry less now because I know he is protected from disease-causing germs like HANGINfection.

Mommies, do you have handwashing tips or ritual at home?

Safeguard Pure White Liquid Hand Soap is available in 225ml (P 80.00)
#HANGINfection #SafeguardAngProtection #IWashItThatWay

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4 comments

  1. Aw, try q nga to. ibang brand kasi gngmit q. mura lang pla to.😊
    thanks Ms. kath 💕

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    1. Hi Peachy,

      Yes, mura ang Safeguard. Matipid din gamitin and sure na protected from different kinds of illness after every wash.

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  2. Importante talaga as in. Thank you for sharing this. Lalo na sa mga bata na madaling kapitan ng sakit, kailangan malinis ang kamay kasi kung saan saan natin ito hinahawak. Ako nga kahit matanda na ako talagang nagiingat sa mga hinahawakan kasi mahirap magkasakit.

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    1. Hi Joan,

      Thanks for appreciating this blog post. Tama lahat ng sinabi mo lalo na ang mga bata as in super sensitive nila and hindi sila aware most of the time na madumi yung hands nila. Need talaga nila maging habit ang handwashing with soap not water lang.

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