One of the most important key family practices that can prevent children and adults getting sick is getting into the habit of hand washing with soap EVERY TIME you have been to the toilet or changed a nappy; before preparing food, breastfeeding or feeding your child. 

Other important family health and hygiene practices are:

  • Drinking clean safe water (boiled if necessary). 
  • Clean safe toilet practices and getting rid of faeces (poo) safely. 
  • Clean kitchens and clean, safe preparation and storage of food, as well as safely getting rid of food waste and other rubbish (municipal removal or deep burying) so that it doesn’t attract flies. 
  • Keep your toddler’s nose clean and teach them good health and hygiene practices from an early age.