Since I was pregnant, I become more aware and mindful of my personal hygiene. I will always use soap when I wash my hands and make sure I do these 8 steps to hand washing:
When Ayra arrived, hand washing is an even more active affair for everyone in the family. Before we carry or touch her, we always ensure that our hands are clean. We even had hand sterilizer near her baby cot for those who forgot to wash their hands.
Now that Ayra is a year old, she is able to walk around the house on her own, she will touch everything around her and even run her fingers into all kind of holes and grooves around the house. We showed her how to wash her hands a few times and she picked up the action very quickly. Then we introduced soap into the washing and she is doing it fine.
I cannot stress enough the importance of hand washing to everyone around me. When I learned about Lifebuoy’s mission to spread awareness of hand washing, I jumped onto the opportunity.
Here’s a clip on how Lifebuoy help the children in Africa learn the basic of hand washing.
Today, 15 October, is Global Handwashing Day, an initiative by Lifebuoy. Take this opportunity to teach your child the proper way to hand washing today.
Find out more on Lifebuoy’s page on Facebook.
And don’t forget to take a pledge while you’re visiting the page.