If you’re a Boomer Grandparent, you may need a quick “update” on the hand washing rules your grandchildren are “hip” to. I’m all about doing what the parents want, and when it comes to keeping up on the health and well-being of my grandchildren, this inquiring mind wants to know!
The rules have changed, because those kids of ours have figured out way much more than we knew when they were little about hand washing, and the impact it can have on our, and our grandchildren’s health.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that “hand washing is probably the single most important measure in preventing and stopping the transmission of hepatitis A and other intestinal tract illnesses. ”
The U.S. Center for Disease Controls (CDC) notes these guidelines for proper hand washing:
- Use soap and warm running water.
- Rub hands together vigorously.
- Wash all surfaces including the backs of hands, wrists, between fingers and underneath fingernails.
- Rinse soap off hands in warm running water.
- Dry hands on a paper towel.
- Turn off the faucet with the used paper towel.
Click this link for additional information: Kids Rules: Handwashing 101