Hand Washing: 10 Key Times to Wash Your Hands (and Your Kids' Hands) Family Health

It’s rare that we shouldn’t wash our hands, but there are definitely times when we should wash our hands. Here are key times to keep in mind for washing our own hands, as well as our kids' hands: 

  • Before, during and after preparing food.
  • Before eating food.
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick.
  • Before and after treating a wound.
  • After using the toilet.
  • After changing a diaper or cleaning up after someone who has used the toilet.
  • After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • After touching an animal.
  • After touching animal food.
  • After touching the garbage.

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