day your child touches lot of unhygienic things not only in public, but also at
home. Read on to learn about the dirty things your children touch every day and
tips to help them stay clean and healthy.
You must be surprised to know that dirty
objects are all round you and your child touches a lot of these things many
times in a day. However, if you come to know about the things, you can at least
save your child from touching at least some of them and help them maintain a
lifestyle as well.
Top 10 Dirtiest Things
Your Children Touch Everyday
Let us take a look at the top 10 dirtiest things that your children
touch every day.
Your child plays with toys all the time and it is practically impossible to
keep cleaning all the toys each time your child wants to play. Toys are one of
the dirty things that your child touches lot of times in a day. Let your child
wash her hands after playing.
Even though experts are of the
opinion that mobile phones should be kept away from kids, practicality says it
the opposite way. The most important thing to note down is that you cannot stop
your child from touching the mobile phone. Well, mobile phones are dirty or
say, they carry lot of germs.
Even if you wipe the fridge handle often in a day, it contains germs and dirt
which your child touches many times daily. Try not to allow your child to grab
anything edible from the fridge immediately.
Whether your children are at home or in the school, they have to touch
doorknobs often. The door knobs are hotbeds of germs. Many people touch them
everyday leaving the dirt in their hands behind. You can teach your child to
touch the part of the door knob which is either lower or higher than normal so
that less people would have touched it. Shopping Cart
This is one of the favourite things children love to hold and it is one
of the dirtiest things that they touch, perhaps unknowingly. So, next time you
go to supermarket, sanitize your hands once you are done with the shopping.
Light switches are rarely cleaned, but they are touched a lot of times by
different people every day. They end up collecting lot of germs and bacteria
especially in school and other public places.
Menus are filled with bacteria because often people order their meals and
do not even wash their hands before eating. So, make sure you make your
children wash their
hands after they have selected the items.
Food Vending Machines
Food vending machines that provide coffee, soda, sandwiches and other food
items are very dangerous as they are extremely dirty. The buttons are filthy
and the food items make direct path to reach into your children’s stomach when they
Children love eating in bed and watching TV. They touch the buttons a lot
of times while eating and hence leave a favourable place for bacteria and germs
A carpet is said to contain lakhs of bacteria and your children play and
roll on the carpet a number of times during day.
A common solution to the above problem is to make sure you clean the above
objects and surfaces at least weekly with a disinfectant. Also, train your child to wash hands frequently especially when she is going
to eat something. It is the best habit you can inculcate in your kids and save them
from getting sick.
What are the ways to keep children away
from dirty things? How to develop hygienic habits in children? Which healthy
habits help to keep germs away from children? Discuss
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