The Best Hand-Hygiene Method to Prevent Child Illness
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD), Influenza, Gastroenteritis and Covid-19.
Are you exhausted because your child is always unwell?
Viral illnesses are very common in infants, toddlers and children, especially when they start child care.
Young children are always touching and putting things into their mouths as they explore the world.
What if we were to tell you that good hand hygiene helped prevent the spread of these common illnesses in children?
3 Reasons Why Poor Hand-Hygiene Spreads Germs
Let’s have a look at why:
Viral illnesses can spread from an infectious person to another by contact. This contact can be from the vomit, saliva, nasal mucous and the stool from an infectious person.
Tiny droplets from coughing and sneezing from an unwell person are launched into the air and can land on surfaces or objects. This means that everyday items can easily become infectious.
If an unwell person doesn’t wash their hands properly after coughing, sneezing, going to the toilet, or even eating, then there is a chance that the germs will spread. This is because they are likely to touch items such as hand rails, door handles, toys, and mobile phones to name a few. This means that the next person to touch these items potentially can pick up the virus they unknowingly touch their mouth and nose.
What type of hand-hygiene is effective?
Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and drying thoroughly is the best method. This should be done before handling food, after going to the toilet, touching soiled linen and changing nappies.
The Baby Bum Shower can be used to wash hands if you fill it up with warm water and soap. It can be used for 20 seconds and its convenience allows you to have hand washing available on the go. This ensures protection at any given time.
Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer can be used before and after touching surfaces as long as the hands are not soiled.
If your child is unwell and you are concerned, it's always recommended you consult a doctor for further specialised advice.
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