Why you should teach kinds to wash hands under running water

Children being taught to wash their hands under running water with a KiddiSynk

It’s so important to learn the right way!

Hand washing has always been an important activity, but in these pandemic wrapped days it is of course more important than ever. Teaching young children to wash their hands properly has never been more important, according to a recent article on the Medical Xpress website.

In short, good hand hygiene is one of the best ways to avoid illness and to prevent passing it on to other people writes Laurel Kelly, who encourages adults to “Help children stay healthy by encouraging them to wash their hands frequently.”

Young children learn by imitation says the article, which is why good hand washing techniques should be demonstrated regularly to youngsters. “Wash your hands with your children to show them how it’s done.”

“Young children learn by imitation, so be sure you are following good hand hygiene practices.”

Why you teach washing under running water

The article also refers to goo hand washing advice from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Interestingly, they emphasise the importance of washing hands under running water – not in a sink full of dirty water.

Their article Show Me the Science – How to Wash Your Hands states “Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.”

“Because hands could become recontaminated if placed in a basin of standing water that has been contaminated through previous use, clean running water should be used.”

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Mobile hand wash units for children can be used both indoors and out

The Kiddiwash range of warm water hand wash units are perfect for smaller hands – and are ideal where a portable solution is required. Hands can be washed in clean, running water.

Whether you require a larger wheeled unit such as the KiddiSynk, or the ultra portable Kiddiwash Xtra, you can ensure that all children in your care are able to wash their hands whether inside or out.