How to get my 3 year old to wash her hands?

United States
March 5, 2007 2:08pm CST
I have tried everything I can possibly think of. The cute Kandoo Foaming Handsoap worked for a few days but now I have to beg her to wash her hands. Sometimes I use baby wipes to clean her hands and hand sanitizer, but I know this isn't good enough. Any suggestions would really help. Thanks!
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@beaniegdi (1966)
5 Mar 07
Just help her when she needs them washing, run the water and get the soap and put your hands in with hers and wash them together. I did this with mine when they were little. I think if you have made a big thing of this with your child then she will take a bit of advantage of this, they don't have much control of their lives so they take it where they can! The least fuss you make about this the better.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
5 Mar 07
My daycare kids love to wash their hands because we use that time to practice singing songs. The alphabet song, happy birthday and others make handwashing a fun time and encourages them to spend enough time at the sink to get rid of the germs. There are many "handwashing" songs on the internet or you could make up your own. When we are done I always have them shout "goodbye germs!" down the sink drain. They think that is so funny.