Teaching your children proper hygiene is a big challenge for many parents. This is especially true when they are in their terrible twos and threenage stages. Teaching your kids when they are trying to be so incredibly independent can be extremely challenging. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help. Obviously, setting a good example for them will go far. Additionally, you may want to invest in some kid's hygiene books. They can teach your kids valuable lessons like the following examples:
Teaching your kids early about how important it is to brush their teeth can set them up with good habits and healthy teeth for the rest of their lives. However, it can be really hard to get them to not fight you every time the toothbrush comes out. Fortunately, there are many books available that can help them to see how important it is and how everyone does it. Focus on what your child is interested in. If your son is really into dinosaurs, you could find a book where dinosaurs brush their big teeth. Your daughter may love animals, and so you could find a book that teaches how animals brush their teeth. Help your child to see how brushing their teeth is vital.
Many parents struggle with their kids nightly to get them to take a bath. As with tooth brushing, books where children see how fun baths can be may help them to want to take a bath more often. Depending on which book you buy, you could even buy your child the same toys that the characters in the book play with. Any way to connect your children to the characters may go a long way.
Using the Potty
Potty training is not for the faint of heart. Most parents will wholeheartedly accept anything that can help it to go a bit more smoothly. Again, potty training books can help your child to better understand the process and give them the encouragement they need to keep working through the process.
In conclusion, getting books to help your kids learn how to take better care of themselves can only work in your favor. Hygiene books can show your kids that brushing their teeth and other chores are important for more reasons other than just because you said so. It may seem like little kids may not understand, but they may get it more than you know. Information really is power.