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Bathroom routines help kids become more independent

(NC) As children grow and develop, they take pride in doing things on their own to become more self-reliant. Advisors tell us it's important to let our little ones make their own decisions and learn through their own experiences. Personal hygiene is a good place to start.

“Many toddlers and young children think that getting clean is a barrier to having fun,” says Sheri McDonald, a parenting expert with the Kandoo cleansing brand. “Kids would, of course, prefer to be playing so we've made it our goal to catch their attention.” McDonald recommends introducing your children to Kandoo moisturizing hand soap and body wash, both of which are designed so that kids can pump out bright, colourful foam and have fun while they are getting clean.

Another way to encourage greater independence with personal hygiene is to provide your toddlers with flushable wipes, especially the type that's designed for little hands. “Our wipes can clean up to 30 per cent better than toilet paper and are the ideal solution during potty training,” says McDonald. She adds that praising your kids when they do a good job of getting clean will encourage greater independence and a willingness to follow good cleaning routines.

More information is available online at KandooKids.ca.

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