So how do you make sure children enjoy washing their hands properly? Perhaps with a funny song or illustrative comics. But certainly also with products that are fun and intuitive to use - such as the hygiene solutions of the CWS PureLine.
For many children in daycare centers and elementary schools, the day already begins with hand washing, because good hand hygiene is a method that is simple and effective in breaking chains of infection. Hand washing is not only important in relation to the current Corona pandemic; according to the WHO, up to 80 percent of all infectious diseases are transmitted by touching hands. And as all parents of young children know, the first years of kindergarten and elementary school are characterized by numerous infections. That is why it is so important to prevent at least some of these infections through proper hand hygiene and to get children used to basic hygiene from an early age.
We provide tips on how to make thorough hand hygiene easier for daycare and elementary school children throughout the day:
Ideally, washrooms for children should be adapted to their height so that they can easily reach everything. Also, make sure it is a clean place so that children enjoy coming there and take the time they need.
Example behavior from adults is very important. The rule is: participate in hand washing and show how it is done. Try to make it more fun by singing a handwashing song, or counting to twenty out loud.
Most children are fascinated by touch-free soap dispensers and towel rolls that automatically retract. An added bonus is that they are also much more hygienic to use because the dispenser does not need to be touched.
Do not force children to wash their hands, as this may eventually lead to refusal. Rather, make sure it is a fun activity.
Avoid using aggressive products on children's hands. Products suitable for children are pH-neutral, allergy-free soaps certified with the EU Ecolabel.
Air dryers are not recommended, as their often very loud fans are quite frightening for many children. Rather, use paper towels or cotton towels.
The new CWS PureLine offers a wide range of dispensers, that with their sensor technology or push system, are easy to operate and therefore child-friendly. With their welcoming colors, the dispensers provide a pleasant ambience and the rounded corners of the CWS PureLine significantly reduce the risk of bruises, even if the crowd at the sink is sometimes particularly large.
You can find more information here or contact us directly. We will be happy to advise you on all questions regarding the right hygiene solution for you!