Note when washing and disinfecting baby's hands
1. Wash your baby's hands properly with soap and water
Step 1: Wet hands with soap and water. Rub your palms together. Step 2: Rub this palm on the back of the hand and line the fingers of the other hand and vice versa. Step 3: Rub your palms together and rub your fingers vigorously. Step 4: Rub the outside of these fingers into the palm of the other hand and vice versa. Step 5: Rotate the thumb of one hand to the palm of the other and vice versa to clean the thumb. Step 6: Rotate the fingertips of one hand into the palm of the other and vice versa. Clean hands under running water and pat dry. Germs are often spread from wet skin more easily than from dry skin, so drying your hands is a pretty important step. Use a clean disposable towel or paper towel to dry your hands. Do not use the same hand towel for more than one wash. Note: the minimum hand washing time should be 30 seconds. Steps 2-3-4-5 need to be repeated at least 5 times. Water of any temperature can be used because cold and warm water are equally effective at killing pathogens as long as soap is used.
2. Should you use hand sanitizer for babies?
Particularly, the alcohol component in hand sanitizers also dries out the skin of the hands, making the skin of the hands peeling and tight. For children, the skin is more delicate and sensitive to the alcohol in hand sanitizer, which can lead to burning, irritation, itchy rashes and even formation of a rash. allergic diseases, dermatitis.
In addition, most of today's quick hand sanitizers contain chemicals that create odors, potentially causing allergic reactions, skin inflammation, endocrine disorders and adverse effects. Good for the reproductive system, increasing the ability to absorb BPA leading to cancer.
Therefore, to ensure the safety of children, parents should have their children wash their hands often with soap and water of clear origin and certified bactericidal use. If children use quick hand sanitizer, it is necessary to choose a cleaning solution that can be used by children, has a clear origin and is tested for quality. If the child uses dry hand sanitizer but has dry skin or dermatitis, then stop using it immediately, moisturize the child's skin or take the child to see a dermatologist.
Note, parents should not be subjective about just letting their baby use hand sanitizer is enough and absolutely safe. In fact, after the alcohol evaporates, the substances and pathogens after being destroyed still stick on the hands. This is an intermediate environment that helps attract harmful agents, if children accidentally touch them. Therefore, washing hands with soap and water remains the first and most effective option to prevent transmission of infectious diseases.
3. When to wash your baby's hands?
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health of Vietnam have advised people from adults to children to wash their hands frequently and properly to prevent disease. Proper hand washing has and will save millions of lives around the world from infectious diseases such as diarrhea, respiratory diseases and even the COVID-19 epidemic.
Children who do not eat properly are at risk of micro-mineral deficiency causing anorexia, growth retardation, malabsorption,... If they notice the above signs, parents should supplement their children with products. The supplement contains lysine, essential micro-minerals and vitamins such as zinc, chromium, selenium, and B vitamins to help fully meet the nutritional needs of children. At the same time, these essential vitamins also support digestion, enhance nutrient absorption, help improve anorexia, and help children eat well.
Parents can learn more:
Signs of zinc deficiency in children
Micronutrient deficiency and failure to gain weight in children
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