Hand Washing How to

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).

handwashing how to

Don’t forget in-between the fingers, the wrists, the backs of the hands, and the fingernails.

handwashing how to

3) Rinse well.
4) Use a clean towel to turn off the faucet.

handwashing how-to

5) Instead of rubbing your hands dry, pat them instead, and it will help prevent chapping.

handwashing how to

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?

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This post is sponsored by Method. I’ll be posting a huge Method giveaway here tomorrow — the prize includes the cute new Mickey Mouse soap. Woot!