Healthy Clean Hands = Healthy YOU!

It’s that time of the year when my mini is coming home every other week with a dreadful sniffle or nasty cough. I’ve made hand washing a big deal in our household because so many viruses can be carried via hands, ranging from the common cold virus to more serious ones. Germs are no joke and my daughter, like every toddler, gets her hands into and onto everything … from workout equipment at our gym to the magazines at our local coffee shop. I’ve emphasized how important it is to get into the healthy habit of washing her hands for more than 20 seconds.

Today is Global Handwashing Day and we’ve teamed up with Dial hand soap to help spread the word. I’m sure all you mamas out there have found creative ways to get your kids to embrace this simple task. For me, I use Dial soaps with scents my daughter loves, plus I ask her to sing Happy Birthday while she washes her hands to encourage an appropriate length of washing time. We try and make hand-washing fun, so the Dial Foaming Wash makes for a bubble party in the bathroom - she loves it!!

We make it a routine that hands need to be washed once you get home and she doesn’t think twice now once she steps foot in the door.

Did you know that: more than half the population do not wash their hands after riding public transportation, using shared exercise equipment or handling money.* I was so shocked by this fact. So remember mamas, healthy and clean hands makes for a healthier YOU and a healthier family!

I’ll leave you with one last exciting bit of info. Dial is hosting a Contest where all you have to do is follow @dialcanada on IG, take a photo of how you wash your hands and use the hashtag #Dial4CleanHands. The contest is open to Canadian residents only and runs until October 17th.  The winner will be picked randomly and receive an assortment of Dial Soaps, a bathroom set from Umbra and a $75 cash card. Be sure to check it out … but first, wash those hands!

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All entries must be submitted by 10/17 6pm EST. Make sure if you have a PRIVATE account, you make it PUBLIC during the giveaway in order to be entered. Per Instagram rules, this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use.