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Essential hygiene habits to teach your kid

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Following proper health and hygiene practices for and by children is incredibly important and aids in the prevention of germs and infections because when children come into contact with dust, harmful germs can move to their hands, food, and eventually their stomach which can cause infections.

Here are good hygiene habits to teach your child

1 Food hygiene

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Unhealthy eating habits might result in food poisoning and other infections such as diarrhea, vomiting, or stomach discomfort. As a parent, you must maintain proper cleanliness when preparing, serving, or feeding food to your child. Begin by telling your child about the germs and bacteria that cause diseases when teaching him or her about food hygiene. Explain to your child how germs can infect their bodies and spread from their hands to their food.

2 Hand Hygiene 

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Washing hands frequently might help you avoid infections like diarrhea. Teaching your child how to completely wash their hands is the simplest approach to practice hand hygiene. Show your child a step-by-step demonstration of how to wash his or her hands and make sure he or she follows all of the steps correctly.

3 Sleep Hygiene

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Sleep is critical for both toddlers and adults because it allows the body to renew cells and store memories. Everything that aids your child in getting a good night's sleep is considered sleep hygiene. It assists you in developing an 'awake during the day and sleeping at night' schedule for your child for them to get adequate sleep at night and remain active throughout the day.

4 Oral Hygiene

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You must look after your child's mouth and teeth. It is also important you show your child how to brush twice a day. Your child may get cavities, poor breath, and other oral illnesses if his mouth is not properly cared for. Although baby teeth eventually fall out, they help your child chew food and aid with speech development.

5 Hair hygiene 

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Poor hair hygiene in your child can lead to dandruff, lice, and scalp infections and these can be obtained when your child is playing with his or her pals or other children in his or her environment. To avoid this, teach your child how to care for his or her hair and scalp. Teach your child not to share his or her comb, pillow, headgear, or caps with other kids.

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