11. October 2010 05:56
We are trying to practice good hygiene around here. With 2 three-year-olds who have recently started attending preschool, it is imperative that we keep up with hand washing and making sure that we take precautions to ensure that we do not spread germs around.
Everytime we return home from preschool, park, store, or any other place, I make sure that our first stop when we get home is to the bathroom. They scurry to the sink, pump out the handsoap, and scrub their hands while singing a little catchy tune. Having them singing a song while they wash helps them to know how long to wash. One thing the girls are learning is that rubbing their hands together is an important part of hand washing. We have to scrub the grub off!
Lately with the change of the weather, everyone seems to be sneezing and coughing around here. As part of our good hygience practice, the girls have learned to cover their face with their elbow if they cough or sneeze when they do not have a tissue with them. The elbow is less likely to touch other things like if they were to sneeze into their hands. Their hands are all over everything and that would not be good!
The other weekend, we reminded an older family member to cover his sneeze with his elbow. (I am such a mom.) I am happy to report the last time I saw him he was using his elbow still. He's a quick learner. The girls? Well, every so often I need to say, "Use your elbow!" Hopefully staying on top of healthy practices like these will keep us out of the doctor's office.