Teaching Your Child Healthy Hygiene Habits

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Most toddlers and preschoolers already enjoy splashing around in the tub, but educational bath toys like the Baby Einstein Bath Toy collection can make bath time even more fun. Make a game out of washing to encourage and teach your child to clean himself, as well as learn the names of his body parts. Hand him the soapy wash mitt and let him wash each part as you call out the name, like leg, knee, or shoulder. Make the game more challenging by using right and left as well.

Good oral hygiene habits are equally important and should be encouraged during the toddler years as well. Teach your child to brush her own teeth by brushing your teeth beside her. Show her how to turn the brush to get every side of her teeth clean. Many children want to rush through this part of their routine, so a timer set for two or three minutes may develop better habits. Always be sure to brush behind your child until she is about nine.

Eating a healthy diet, exercising, and getting enough sleep are also key factors in good health and hygiene. Talk to your child about why these things are important and set a good example by eating your own vegetables and making exercise a part of your daily routine. Introduce your child to new foods often and always explain the benefits the food holds.

Encourage him to try at least one bite and continue to serve not so popular dishes as he acquires new tastes. Establish a bedtime routine to ensure that your little one gets enough sleep and encourage at least 90 minutes of physical activity each day.

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