Teaching Your Child Safe Hygiene Habits

Teaching Your Child Safe Hygiene Habits

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With the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing, many parents are concerned about how to keep their children safe. At My Place, the health and safety of your children is a top priority, and we know that handwashing is one of the healthy habits that should be made part of a child’s routine at an early age.

Here are some other ways you can build hygiene into your child’s routine to help healthy habits last a lifetime:

  • Help your child wash their hands before and after every meal, after using the toilet, and after playing outside.
  • Sanitize high-traffic areas at home such as doorknobs, countertops, tables, and toys.
  • Do regular temperature checks to monitor your child for a fever.
  • Teach your child to cough and sneeze into the crook of their elbow instead of their hands.
  • Wear a mask when going out with your child, and have your child wear one too. There are many kid-friendly cloths masks available.
  • Strengthen your child’s immunity with healthy foods and plenty of sleep.
  • Discourage sharing of food or drinks, even if the other person isn’t sick. This will help establish the healthy habit for the future.
  • Keep active! Exercise helps to boost the immune system. Try to go outside as a family, while retaining proper physical distance from others.

At My Place, we make health and wellness a top priority. Some of the measures we’re taking to ensure your child’s safety are: Social distancing, wearing masks, performing temperature checks, frequent handwashing, consistently sanitizing classrooms, outside drop-off and pick-up, and asking families to keep their child home if they’re sick. Learn more about our COVID-19 procedures.

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