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How can I get my toddler to wash her hands after using the toilet?

Children learn by watching and will easily imitate your habits both good and bad. Therefore, you want to make sure that you always wash your hands and show your child that this is the right thing to do.

It’s important to make it easy for your toddler to wash their hands after using the potty. There are things you can do to make it a fun experience.

•    Get them a step stool so they can reach the sink. You can decorate the stool with your child’s name and some brightly coloured stickers. 
•    Have special soap just for them. Kids love all the new scented liquid soaps like watermelon and bubblegum.
•    Use a reward for hand washing. Have stickers on hand that you give each time your child washes their hands after using the potty. If you already use a reward system for using the potty, make sure that the hand washing reward is separate. That way, even if your child forgets to wash their hands, they are still rewarded for using the potty.

With positive reinforcement and diligence, your toddler will soon wash their hands automatically after using the potty.

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