No one wants their child to be the smelly kid in class, but convincing them of the importance of brushing their teeth and washing their body can be tricky and frustrating. To a kid, hygiene can seem like a hassle. Lather? Rinse? Repeat? What’s the point?
Until they reach the teenage years and realize the opposite sex appreciates the use of soap, toothpaste, and deodorant, teaching children that practicing good hygiene is essential to their health and well-being can be a daily challenge.
Lucky for you, there are ways to make the journey to having an independent, sweet-smelling, and squeaky clean kid a little less arduous. Dr. Matthew Weimer, a family physician who has been practicing for four years, has a few ideas about how to encourage children to practice good grooming habits.
Here are 7 helpful tips for instilling proper hygiene habits in your child:
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