Children often put their hands on their faces, eyes or mouth very easily so that dirt can come into contact with the body causing infections due to germs or other damage that can be caused by harmful substances that can accumulate under the ones. Therefore it is advisable to take into account these
Children often put their hands on their faces, eyes or mouth very easily so that dirt can come into contact with the body causing infections due to germs or other damage that can be caused by harmful substances that can accumulate under the ones. Therefore it is advisable to take into account these 8 tips to maintain good hygiene of your hands and more specifically your nails.
In addition to teaching our children to wash their hands with soap and water on a regular basis, we can use the following
tricks to remove dirt from children's nails. How to remove dirt from children's nails
In the case of young children or in the case of babies, it is advisable to clean the nails of the children when they are asleep to facilitate the work.
Keep the nails soaking in warm water for a few minutes so that the area softens and dirt can be removed more easily. 2-
Use a small hand brush , there are special ones for the little ones with softer bristles, and rub gently under the surface of the nails to remove the dirt accumulated in them. It is necessary to avoid rubbing with force avoiding so that the dirt is transferred to the inner part of the nail.3- For this work, it would also serve a
infant toothbrush that we no longer use . Before each use it is advisable to soak the brush and put on its surface a small amount of neutral soap.4- We can also use the files or utensils that can be found in the corta kit of nail clippers for children
, and use them to gently remove the accumulated dirt under the nails. 5- If there is dirt that is difficult to catch with these utensils we can also use a very soft stick to reach all areas where dirt can accumulate.6- Another option is to take a cotton or gauze and
impregnate it in hydrogen peroxide
and then spread the surface of the nails at the same time that we disinfect the area. 7- If we apply whitening toothpaste
and apply it with a gentle massage on the nails, letting it act for about 3 minutes, we will be able to clean and also whiten its surface. 8- A measure to prevent dirt accumulating under the nails is to prevent our children from having it too long
, cutting them frequently. For this it is advisable to use a round tip scissors and cut the nail in a straight line.