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Good hygiene habits

Good hygiene helps children to live a happier and healthier life. It also helps to reduce the risk of illness, build self-esteem and teach life skills.

Children like to copy. So if they see you washing your hands, and brushing your teeth, they'll be more likely to do it from an early age. It's important that children learn the importance of good hygiene habits. But some children may become anxious about keeping clean. Try to reassure them and explain what things they can do to keep them safe from germs. 

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Sleeping newborn baby being held with an adults finger gently pulling down on their lower lip to reveal the baby's first tooth.

Hygiene for infants

It's important to try to keep your baby clean and healthy by bathing them and brushing their teeth. It can help your baby to build up their immunity to infections and stick to good personal hygiene as they get older.

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Mother and young girl standing in front of bathroom sink brushing their teeth and looking in the mirror.

Hygiene for toddlers and children

Teaching your child basic hygiene habits helps to keep them healthy. Good personal hygiene also helps to boost their confidence and self-esteem. Young children are unlikely to understand the importance of personal hygiene. So it’s a good idea to talk to your child about when and why they should be washing their hands, face, body and hair.

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Two teenage boys smiling at one another and handshaking.

Hygiene for young people and teenagers

Good hygiene is important for your teenager's health and confidence. As they start to go through puberty, their bodies will change. This means their hygiene routine will need to change too. As your teenager becomes more independent you may find they don't want to wash. This can be difficult to manage but there are ways to help encourage them.

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