7 Moves for Clean Hands

Nov 13, 2017Health Matters for Women

Handwashing is the best way to fight off sickness at any age. So, how can you make sure your little ones are cleaning their hands properly?

Rub their hands with soap and warm water for about 20 seconds, and help them wash away the dirt and germs with these recommended moves. Older kids might need instruction on how to wash their hands properly. Here's an easy-to-remember tip to make sure they spend enough time washing: Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice. That takes about 20 seconds, which is how long you should speond on a thorogh wash.

Click here to download a printable version and hang at eye level in the bathroom to remind kids of these techniques.