Do you wash your feet before going to bed?

@lkbooi (16070)
Malaysia
February 24, 2007 7:07am CST
My parent always get me to wash my feet before going to bed. It's a good practice, because we can avoid carrying dirt and dust on the bed sheet. I teach my son to keep such a good practice too. Do you have such a good practice? Parents, do you ensure your children wash their feet before putting them to bed?
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@callarse1 (4783)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Your idea sounds wonderful and I never thought about it. Well I usually wear sandals around the house so my feet don't get dirty or I will wear shoes. I never did wash my feet, but it seems like a good idea. Have a nice day. Pablo
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 07
Indeed it's a good practice, inherited from my parents. I too, wear sandals around the house, infact, but i still wash my feet before going to sleep. Next time, you can try it, it will help you sleep soundly too :) Thanks for your response.
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• India
12 Jul 08
This topic is a year old now,and still it is fresh.. and invites one to answer.Definitely i brush my teeth, wash my face, hands and of course feet.. before going to bed. I really get good sleep..
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 08
Thank you very much saivenkaat, for appreciating my old post here. I am glad to have a friend here who is always taking care of his own personal hygiene. I have several friends who do not take initiative to take care of themselves in some aspects. I know one of them, who still needs his mom to push him always to take bath, cut finger nails and wash hair all the time. He is already of age 36, not a kid anymore. posting and have a nice day.
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@diansinta (7544)
• Indonesia
10 Jul 08
Hi Ikbooi, Yes, i always wash my feet before going to bed. I have trained to it every since i was a child. LOL And i will teach all my children this when i have children in the future. I think its a good thing to do. Happy posting !! OoXx`dian
@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
Hi diansinta, well you are lucky my dear, to have a caring mom, to bring you up to have this good personal hygienic habit since your childhood. Hehe it’s nice to know that there is another future caring mom here going to cultivate her next generation to have such good practice as well. posting and cheerio.
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• United Arab Emirates
26 Feb 07
You know, I'm doing this randomly, not everyday but I'm washing my feet before going to bed sometimes may be cause of being tired and, I don't know why I'm doing that though my feel always be clean. I find it a default behaviour for me and I'm with you that it 's so healthy custom. Sure we have to teach chlidren to keep on that good custom.
@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
1 Nov 07
I am glad that you do have such a good habit as your default practice. It is nice as well to instill such healthy habit into the daily practice of our young generations. Going to bed with clean feet could always keep our bed sheets cleaner and hygienic all the time.
@acquaria (719)
• Italy
25 Feb 07
I've shower every day,so I wash my feet every day.I'm acording with you that it's a good pratice to keep hygein
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 07
LOL we both have the same habit and have clean bedsheets:) Thanks for your response.
@ayou82 (3450)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
Yes i do wash my feet or have a quick shower before i go to bed because my hubby he is so pedantic about hygiene thats why i have to be clean no matter how tired i am
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
17 Mar 08
Hi ayou, love really could change one’s habit. Well, you husband must be very happy as you have cultivated such a good hygienic habit.
@samson1967 (7414)
• India
24 Feb 07
My grandma taught me to wash my feet with warm water before going to bed and I still practice it. It is hygeinic and brings me a good sleep.
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 07
It's a really good hygenic practice. I seldom wash with warm water, coz i am living in tropical country and the water is warm enough :) I think washing your feet will help sleep soundly in the night too. Thanks for your response.
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@checapricorn (16061)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Hi lkbooi, We were trained also to be clean before going to bed..Wash the feet, face and change our clothes which I am still doing until this time..My Mom will always scare us before that if we will not do it, cockroaches will love to bite our feet...LOL! Since, when My Sister and I will be tried, sometimes, we will not do it right away...LOL! Anyway, I know and meet a lot of friends in real life who have not observe the same practice, they can just jump on their bed without cleaning...So, It's nice really to have a great training at home!
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
18 Jul 08
Yeah che, a caring mom always tries very hard with whatever way, including telling scary stories, to train her kid to become a person who could take care of his own personal hygiene. I believe the story about the cockroaches really worked, for you and sister do acquire such good habit to wash the feet before going to bed. I also dislike seeing some of my friends who get into bed without washing their feet, when I happen to share hotel room with them during tour. I wonder how they could sleep with their dirty and smelly feet. I agree with you that this hygienic habit should be cultivated since young. posting and take care.
@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
18 Jul 08
Yeah che, strict parents could bring up well discipline and good mannered kids. Kids are innocent when young and they must be taught before they know what is wrong or right. Other than parents, friends do influence us a lot. This could be seen in your case. You had changed your sister’s friend a bad habit of not washing feet. She certainly will feel grateful as you had taught her a good lesson that was not taught by her parents during her childhood. posting and take care.
• United States
18 Jul 08
Hi lkbooi, Yes and the parents are very influential in this habit..I actually change a close friend of mine, she used to just join My sister and I in our bed and I hate it when we have a clean sheets and her feet is very dirty..I always told her to wash first and she started from that time..!
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@happylim (658)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 07
Of course I have such a good practice and I also always ensure my children to wash their feet before go to bed as what my parents teach me. Actually we should thanks our beloved parents for this good practice.
@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 07
Ya, we should thank and remember our beloved parents, for them to teach us good practice and educate us. Thanks for your response!
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@williamjisir (22819)
• China
31 Dec 07
Hello dear lkbooi. I was taught to wash my face, brush my teeth, wash my feet before going to bed as a small kid. Now as I am in the habit of taking a shower each day before going to bed to make me feel more comfortable sleeping in bed. It is a usual practice to my teen son. Thanks for your old discussion, dear lkbooi.
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
8 Jan 08
You are most welcome, my dear jisir. Best wishes, bye ...
@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
2 Jan 08
Hi dear jisir, you are most welcome. Thank you for spending your precious time to respond my old discussion. I am glad to learn that you have taught your teen son all the good habits which you had learnt from your parents. I am sure your son will be benefited very much in his future life. You are such a good and caring dad.
• China
2 Jan 08
Thanks for the complimentary, my dear lkbooi.
@hillock (749)
• Qatar
25 Oct 07
i couldnt sleep when my feet is dirty. if i dont manage to take a bath, which is i always do, i wash my feet. My mom is kinda sensitive when it comes to cleanliness maybe i got it from her.
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
25 Oct 07
It is a good habit for us to wash our feet before going to bed. By doing this our bed sheet won’t get dirty. I do cultivate my son to make sure his feet are clean before going to bed.
@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
31 Oct 07
You are right, hillock, it is easier to wash our feet than to wash the bedsheet lol...
@hillock (749)
• Qatar
28 Oct 07
thats one of the reason of which i always wash my feet. my bedsheet is white. its kinda tiring to change it! hehehe!
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@leateagee (3667)
• China
14 Aug 08
My parents taught me the same. It is really a good practice because after the whole that our feet was enclosed on our shoes, it has a certain smell due to wetting or the shoe's smell itself. Even now that I am away from home and living by myself, I don't forget to wash my feet. If I am too tired I wash it with warm water and soap. I wish to pass this good habit to my future children. Take care =)
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
16 Aug 08
Yeah leateagee, I’m glad to know that your parent did the same, to instill into your mind this good habit since your childhood. I also wish everyone could pass this good habit to our new generation to keep the feet clean before going to bed. Really, we would have healthy feet only if we always keep them clean. I was told that our tired feet would feel relaxed and comfy if soaked in warm water for 20 minutes or so. posting and good luck.
• Malaysia
21 Jul 08
Hie lkbooi, I normally do after I enter the house when I have been outside almost whole day. Anyway since childhood, after I brushed my teeth and washed my face , I would tend to get my feet wet and that made me wash them altogether. Up till now, I still practice that every each time I enter the house and before I go to bed. But now I don't clumsily get my feet wet anymore. Cheers,
@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
Yeah Desierra, I did like to do the same thing during my childhood, to get my feet wet after taking off my shoes. I did this everyday after school and I felt quite comfortable to wet my feet with cold water. My granny always advised me not to do that as she thought that one might from rheumatism when one got older. As a kid I did not believe this weird idea and I kept on washing them without being known by her. After I left school I didn’t do this for I didn’t have to wear socks and shoes anymore. Anyway I still persist to wash my feet before going to bed for hygienic purpose. posting and take care.
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 08
Yeah, though now we know what we have done actually doesn’t cause any harm to us, we still should have to thank our elderly, for the nag and scolding usually showed her concern for us, right? For the sake of health, I wonder whether we would treat our younger generation the same way as our grandparents had treated us Anyway it’s nice to pass on this hygienic habit to our young generation. posting and take care.
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• Malaysia
9 Aug 08
Yes, I still remember my grandma used to nag & scold me for getting my feet wet or washed them at night. And wouldn't allow me to bathe at night too, she thought I would catch a cold and fall sick as it was 'cooling' for the body system. Well! Been years I have been doing that and it is actually pretty harmless. This is a good practical habit to hand down for sure Cheers and have a good day.
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@mEisky (824)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
well..actually i cant sleep without taking shower..For me its the best way to fall asleep faster because i feel so relaxing than washing feet but it's fine..
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
17 Jul 08
Hi mEisky, it’s glad to know that the good habit of having clean feet before going to bed has firmly instilled into you daily life already. I also find that having a wonderful shower and washing my feet at the meantime could really make me feel relaxed and to fall asleep easily. posting and take care.
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@mEisky (824)
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
yes.it's more comfortable to sleep.:) and its a perfect thing in ourselves to do.i do believe that "cleanliness is next to Godliness"..lol
@balasri (26537)
• India
15 Jul 08
I always take a shower before going to bed.
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
17 Jul 08
Surely balasri, it’s more convenient to wash our feet at the mean time when having a shower before going to bed. The cool shower always could make us to feel relaxed and to fall asleep soundly. posting and have a nice day.
@mayka123 (16590)
• India
17 Jul 08
I have a bath every night before going to sleep. There is a lot of pollution here and the heat is also too much. So it is very cooling having a bath.
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
17 Jul 08
Hi mayka, I believe after having cold bath every part of your body are clean, of course your feet as well. Really we would feel cool and comfy to have bath during scorching days. Yeah, during the hot sunny days here I do like to have a cold shower before going to bed. posting and have a nice day.
@cncoke (439)
• China
9 Aug 08
I always do the same thing as your parents.Besides,washing feet is helpful to sleepness.After we wash our feet,we'll go to sleep quickly.My children are not allowed to go to bed untill they wash wash their feet.
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 08
Well cncoke, it’s nice to know that you have taught your kids to have this good hygienic habit before going to bed. Yeah, clean feet will keep away skin diseases and to make us sleep soundly. Besides our bed sheets could be maintain clean for a longer time posting and have a nice day.
@currykai (427)
• Malaysia
14 Jul 08
Is important to wash your feet everyday. Imagine you have been walking around the entire day carrying the germs and dirt into your bed. Probably I am in Asian culture where we remove our shoes when we go back to our house or even visiting to friend's houses. We usually have the tales to scared the kids away if they don't wash their feet they will have nightmare, so probably for my family is a MUST to sleep with a clean feet.
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
17 Jul 08
Yeah currykai, you are right.in tropical countries, the hot weather always would make the feet with socks sweaty easily. This is easy to harbor dirt and germ on the feet with socks. So it’s nice to clean our feet while having shower or before going to bed. Yeah, there are many scary tales to frighten children who don’t wash their feet before going to bed. Of course this practice won’t be healthy for children psychologically and spiritually, for this won’t explain to them why they must wash their feet. Anyway this still could be the effective way to make them to wash their feet before going to bed. Thanks for your response and posting.
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@karjyo (830)
• India
9 Aug 08
No i generally don't wash my feet before going to bed. I wash it after coming back from work. By the way, i always brush my teeth before going to bed!!!!!!! LOL......Have a nice day.
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 08
Hi karjyo, it doesn’t matter when we wash our feet, as long as we always keep them clean. Yeah, brushing teeth before going to bed is a common habit to everyone. Hehe ... if one doesn’t clean his teeth before sleeping he would be considered as having unhygienic habit posting and have a nice day.
@icegermany (2524)
• India
9 Aug 08
it is not that particularly while going on the bed to sleep i wash my feet but instead i had been taught by my parents that everytime when u come from outside anywhere the first work i do is change ur clothes n wash ur legs,face, hands n get freshed n then i use to carryon withmy breakfast n all. n i want this habbit to be maintained by my son also as it keeps u fresh , as u come from outside n pollution atmosphere its better to wash urself as all ur dirt gets washed away in order to be neat n clean.
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@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 08
Hi icegermany, your parents has cultivated you with the good habit of keeping the body clean whenever coming back from outside. Yeah, our body is always contaminated with dust and germs when staying outside. It’s hygienic to have all these washed off once we come home. Our young generation should be taught with this good habit. posting and have a nice day.