I started to notice this when I first moved to Tennessee in third grade. We would all line up outside the restrooms before lunch, use the restroom, and then wash our hands to prepare to eat. However, many children who were in my class didn’t get their hands wet before putting soap in their hands.
I’d always been taught to wet my hands before putting soap in them because it helps lather it up. Think about it, you don’t put shampoo in your hair before getting it wet.
This probably isn’t a big deal now that we have that foaming soap (which is essentially watered down soap. I refuse to buy this kind. If I have a foaming soap dispenser, I’d rather buy a whole refill of soap and water it down myself. Saves money.).
Sean washes his hands this way, which, might I add, results in soap on the sink handles.
But if you’re using regular goopy (not foaming) soap, doesn’t it just make sense to wet your hands first? Otherwise you’re just rinsing the soap off your hands.
In every single demonstration graphic, it explains that you are first supposed to wet your hands before soaping them. Get it right, people!