Brushing teeth, combing hair, washing hands, washing face…which you should teach your baby to do right from childhood are very easy. Despite being small, but through them, she will improve her independent personality and help her understand the importance of personal hygiene.
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1. Guiding and joining with your children
First, you have to arrange a specific timetable for the personal hygiene become habits of your children. For example, brushing teeth and washing face before and after sleeping, washing hands before eating and after using toilet…In the period of time that your baby get acquainted with this timetable, you can directly help her.
When she begins to form personal hygiene habits, you should help her and detailed guide her how to do that. Then you tell her about the significance of personal hygiene and let she gradually practice by 1. When she sense of how to do and the meaning of what she is doing, she will feel no crestfallen.
Before training your baby to do personal hygiene by herself, you should prepare all of necessary items for her such as wash basin, towels, soap, comb … you should choose lovely items to make her feel more interested.
In the process that you let her do all that things by herself, you should observe and check regularly.
2. Make your baby to be interested in personal hygiene
Never let the personal hygiene become “a nightmare” for your baby, you should create excitement for her in self-cleaning. You can encourage her to sing or dance when washing hands, face, legs or let her listen to some fun children’s songs when she take a bath…These things will make her more fun and provide a feeling as she is involved in an exciting game somehow.
In additional, you also through the games to guide her about personal hygiene such as cooking game. You also have to wash your hands with soap before play this game with her.
3. Always be patient
Parents need to gently encourage and guide your baby by little, not so hasty. Because teaching your baby about personal hygiene must be appropriate to each age group.
If your baby has done something good, you should encourage her to feel more confident and more excited. When she can’t do, you absolutely don’t yell or express displeasure with her, just gently guide her to do again.
4. Set yourself as example
The baby tends to imitate the behavior of adults, especially parents. So, the best way to educate your baby is set yourself as an example. Brushing teeth with her every night and every morning and guiding her when you practice then let her do by self.