Hand Washing Tips
Research shows that children as young as three can grasp
the importance and techniques of proper hand washing.
Make hand washing fun!
Play games and sing songs while lathering up. Give kids a monogrammed towel for drying. You can find more good ideas in the Resources area of this page.
Skip the bar.
Liquid soaps are easier for little ones to use. Let children choose their own soap with a favorite character or scent. Softsoap® brand offers foaming formulas made just for kids.
Lead by example.
Children imitate what they see, so wash your own hands regularly and model good behavior. Early hand washing education may lead to better hygiene as adults.