Teaching children how to be proactive about hygiene can help to keep them healthy. Nannies can teach good health and hygiene habits by modeling and reinforcing good self-care skills. Nannies should encourage a regular pattern of bathing and encourage children to brush their teeth at least twice daily and to floss regularly.
Children should be discouraged from sharing hats, combs, brushes or stuffed animals with others. These basic hygiene practices can help to prevent outbreaks of lice and fleas.
Nannies should also teach and reinforce proper hand washing protocol and technique.