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How often would you estimate you wash your hands...once and hour, every two hours...etc.

I wash mine probably at least every hour or more, depending on what i am doing.

Also, add your kids...how often do you send them to wash up or help them wash up, if they are little?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:28 PM on Mar. 15, 2010 in Health

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  • I wash after I go to the bathroom, before I cook and before I eat. That's it. And my daughter washes her hands after going potty, before she eats, or if she's gotten her hands dirty doing something. More than that, and I think it's over kill and you're going to be not only drying out your skin, but also not allowing your body and your child's body to develop natural immunities.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:31 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • before i cook and after i go potty,same for my kid.Sickness is rare in our family,its bad to wash too much.Its the same as peopel that keep their kids from people,they get sick a little too often.
    BUSYLOVINGHIM

    Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 3:37 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • After potty, before cooking or eating. Same with kids. Never use hand santizer. Over washing & using hand sanitizer weakens your immune system. Your body cannot learn to defend off that which it isn't exposed to.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 3:45 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • before cooking and food prep, after using the bathroom, #1, i just rinse with water, i wash after changing poopy diapers. i don't use hand sanitizers either. the kids wash before meals...and sometimes after the bathroom. sickness is rare here too :)
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 4:11 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • I wash more often at school (I work with special needs kids) because there is always something going around. At home there's no set amount of time between washes - after the bathroom, before food prep, after I've been doing something messy. Same with the kids. We don't even have hand sanitizer in the house.
    canadianmom1974

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 5:13 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • after using the bathroom, before food prep and after I eat.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 8:47 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

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