In a further attempt to take the Blair Family Handwashing to the next level, I thought it would be fun to create this handwashing how-to, so that my younger kids have a visual guide of exactly how this process is supposed to go down. Lovely Olive kindly helped out as hand model.
To make doubly sure I was getting the technique correct, I looked up directions from the Mayo Clinic.
1) Start with warm water and rinse your hands.
2) Add soap, then scrub your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds (tip: if counting to 20 seems too hard, you could come up with a song that takes about 20 seconds to sing).
Don’t forget in-between the fingers, the wrists, the backs of the hands, and the fingernails.
3) Rinse well.
4) Use a clean towel to turn off the faucet.
5) Instead of rubbing your hands dry, pat them instead, and it will help prevent chapping.
Simple as that! To see a list of when you should wash, click here.
How about you? Any tips or tricks for teaching proper hand-washing techniques? Are your kids visual learners like mine?