Being a toddler, there’s a lot of washing hands to do. Their cute little hands tend touches a lot of things and it’s impossible for adults eyes to be on them every second.
“Best Part”, toddlers tend to put their hand or fingers into their mouth. Either due to teething or its just one of the ways for them to explore objects with their taste buds. Much younger Leia used to challenge herself by putting her entire fist into her mouth and we had to stop her again and again and again…
Now Leia hardly “eat” her hand and I’m surprised she would pick up really tiny objects like small dirt or 1 cent coin and give it to me or her caregiver. But never take things for granted. When there’s below toddlers below age 3, always ensure clean floor and small items on floor is strictly no-no.
Now, I’m trying to instill a hygiene habit in Leia. Washing hands before and after meals. Return home first thing is to wash hands. She quite like to rub her own hands under the running tap water.
When we visited Suntec restroom, Leia was super delighted to see a basin she can reach.
Before washing her hands, Leia will say 洗手 a few times to herself. And If she dirties herself, she will come to me saying “Wash”.
Parents would want to give the whole world to their children and guess what, I thought of installing a kids basin at home. Back to reality I must say, thought remains thought.