Crawler To-Do List: Wash Their Hands More!

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By the time your child is a sandbox-playing, finger-painting, cake-eating preschooler, you’ll be a pro at getting him to wash his hands. But for whatever reason, a lot of parents forget about the handwashing stage when their kids are babies.

As your baby crawls and falls and explores more, she’s going to get dustier and dirtier than normal. Her hands, especially, will be touching lots of dirty stuff, plus she’ll probably start sharing toys with other kids.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends cleaning your baby’s hands often because it’s the first line of defense from getting sick. But be on the lookout: some hand soaps contain chemicals that may lead to early puberty and reproductive issues. One such ingredient in antibacterial soaps, Triclosan, has come under fire in recent years, with some studies linking it to cancer.

Especially for babies, who are still prone to sticking their hands in their mouths, choose a gentle, natural soap like California Baby’s line of moisturizing handwashes, which contain certified organic, sustainably grown ingredients, pure essential oils and no synthetic fragrances.

And follow our easy steps for handwashing!

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