Maintaining hygiene is of utmost importance for children and needs to be approached with the right tools and methods. It is about keeping your entire self clean and taking care of not infecting others around them. Personal hygiene is the act of taking care of our health and well-being by keeping ourselves clean. Children get in touch with a lot of dirt, dust and bacteria when they go out. Whether they go to school, park or any other place, they touch things that have bacteria, which get transferred to their hands. Children who live in unhygienic conditions and have poor personal hygiene are prone to illnesses as their immune system is not as strong as the adults.
It is important to maintain hygiene when eating, serving or preparing food to prevent bacteria from spreading from one person to another. When bacteria gets into the body, it results illnesses like food poisoning, some of these condition can even be fatal in kids. Children are prone to illnesses like the flu or common colds. In fact, they get six to eight common colds a year because they are exposed to different viruses and are more vulnerable than adults.
In kindergarten, bacteria can quickly spread from their hands to the food and into their bodies. Children may get carried bacteria away in play or activities they indulge in, use their dirty hands to eat and wipe their face or eyes, which could result in bacterial infections. Is good to make a habit of washing hands before touching or eating food, after using the toilet, being outside, riding a bike, playing in the sand, etc… . Parasite is another issue for child, always wash hand after touching an animal, especially after they pet an animal or touch an insect.
As a guardian, you want to keep your children as safe as you can, but you also want to give them the opportunity to act like children and enjoy themselves. Kids love to play outdoors and get messy, it is hard to ensure their linen and washing machine germs are all removed by the end of the cycle. Children should sleep for at least 10 hours every days. Child tend to do more than just sleep on the bed. From doing their homework to eating a snack and watching personal electronic device, they do a lot of things sitting or sleeping in their bed. This is why bed linen hygiene is important. Parasites from the bed are insects that feed on humans and animals. The bedbug is capable of producing an enzyme that will numb the skin before they actually stick their feeding tube into the host’s skin. This is why children does not experience any sensation or pain, while the parasite is feeding. This will cause an allergic reaction, small reddened, edematous welts will appear and most often than not, the victim will not know the source of the bite. Once the bedbug has filled it tummy, it will return to its hiding place, which is most likely in the mattress or bed linen.
Sanitizing toys and materials in preschool is important. The past several years have shown high levels of flu activity in December. Preschoolers are adorable, they are typically caring lovable and learning to share everything. They are learning to share toys, hugs and kisses as well as coughs and sneezes, all of which include sharing germs. Disinfecting toy in regular base is important, The purpose of sanitizing is to kill bacterial germs or contaminants with the goal of reducing the number of organismic on the toys or materials.