A few general guidelines for burial are given below. Most of these are based on common sense. They are included here for completeness:
(1) A man's body should be washed by men and a woman's body by women for obvious reasons.
(2) A child's body may be washed by men or women. It is preferable that men wash the body of a boy and women that of a girl.
(3) Bodies of children above the age of puberty should be washed by older members of the same sex as the deceased.