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Why is Hand Washing so Important?

Written By: Team TD

January 24, 2024



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Have you ever wondered why washing our hands is so important? Well, get ready to discover why it's important to wash your hands and how it keeps us happy and healthy.

Why Do We Wash Our Hands?

Our hands are like little explorers, touching everything around us – toys, books, and even our own faces. Sometimes, these explorations lead our hands to meet tiny organisms called germs. Now, germs are not our friends; they can make us feel sick. That's why washing our hands is like giving them a gentle, refreshing bath to keep them clean and germ-free.

The Invisible World of Germs

Picture this: germs are like tiny invisible friends that we can't see. They hang out on surfaces, waiting for a chance to tag along with us. When we touch things, germs hop onto our hands and join our daily adventures. But don't worry, we have the secret weapon to send them away – it's called handwashing!

How to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

  1. Wet Your Hands: Turn on the tap and let the water flow. Wet your hands thoroughly, making sure to get them nice and wet.

  2. Use Soap: Soap is like the magic wand for your hands. Put a little bit on your hands, and start rubbing them together. Imagine the soap creating a cozy blanket around your hands, making sure to reach all the corners.

  3. Scrub for 20 Seconds: Now comes the fun part! Scrub your hands for about 20 seconds. If you're wondering how long that is, you can sing the ABCs or count slowly to 20. This helps to ensure that you clean every part of your hands.

  4. Rinse Thoroughly: Let the water wash away the soap and the germs. Move your hands around to make sure you rinse off everything.

  5. Dry Your Hands: Pat your hands dry with a clean towel or let them air-dry. Drying is an essential step to make sure your hands are completely germ-free.

Why Handwashing Is an Act of Kindness

Have you ever thought about the people around you? By washing our hands, we're not just protecting ourselves – we're also being kind to others. When everyone washes their hands regularly, we create a clean and safe environment for everyone. It's like spreading kindness through handwashing!

When to Wash Your Hands

  1. Before Meals

  2. After Playing Outside

  3. After Using the Bathroom

  4. After Blowing your Nose or Sneezing

  5. After Playing with a Pet


And there you have it, curious minds – the amazing world of handwashing! By making handwashing a part of our daily routine, we can keep germs away and avoid getting sick and spreading it to others. Clean hands lead to happy hearts, creating a world where everyone can enjoy a germ-free journey. So, let's continue to explore, learn, and keep our hands clean. Happy handwashing!

Team TD

The Tiny Docs Team occasionally contributes to the blog whenever one of them has a brilliant idea, a touching story, or a hilarious joke. The content could come from Dr. Patches, Nurse Scrubs, Tim, Tam, or Tom.

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