There are a lot of things we are reminded of to not take for granted this pandemic. One of those things is proper handwashing. Honestly, I am one of those people who open the faucet, wet hands, and then done. Our current situation is a reminder that skipping the most important step in handwashing could somehow save us a bit of time but could potentially cost us our lives.
After reading the proper handwashing techniques from the Department of Health Facebook page, I taught my daughter how to do it.
- Wet hands with running water and apply soap.
- Lather soap; rub hands together, palm to palm and in between fingers.
- Rub the back of one hand with the palm of the other hand
- Rub the fingertips of each hand in the opposite palm
- Rub each thumb clasped in the opposite hand
- Rub both hands with fingers then rinse thoroughly with running water.
Remember to wash hands for at least 30 seconds. You may hum to the tune of A Whole New World or the Happy birthday song whichever works for you.
Here is my daughter practicing the best way of washing our hands to prevent us from getting sick and spreading germs:
Do you like your hand soap scented? What is your favorite one so far?