Make Handwashing More Effective
In order for hand washing to be effective in eliminating germs, childcare providers must learn – and teach children – how to wash their hands properly. Here are some important tips to ensure that children, and childcare providers, wash their hands thoroughly while in the childcare program.
- Use liquid soap.
- Use warm running water.
- Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds.
- Use disposable single-use towels.
- Use hand sanitizers sparingly. Only if soap and water are not available and never for babies!
- Wash infants' and toddlers' hands too.