Clean Hands, Happy Kids

December 31, 2006

Soaking a small child’s injured handsin water to clean them can be difficultand traumatizing.

Soaking a small child's injured handsin water to clean them can be difficultand traumatizing. Instead, let themplay with plastic cups or toys in a basinfilled with soapy water. Children soonforget about the injury, and theirhands are cleansed.
-- Shawn Buller, MPH, PA-C
   Caledonia, Mich