Mum shares handy coronavirus tip to beat toilet paper shortage by making her own

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to spread, thousands of Brits have been stocking up on basic goods including toilet paper.

In recent weeks, images have been posted on social media to highlight the low supplies of loo roll in different countries.

As the shortages cause supermarket mayhem, a savvy mum has devised a unique solution to battle through this difficult time.

Mum-of-one Emily Hughes said she uses cloths which are colour-coded for each family member and when used are soaked in a nappy bin before they are put in the wash.

She told : “With all the panic going on, I thought there has to be a better solution. I used the same reusable washers a lot when my daughter was a toddler.

“They are soft, light and better for the environment than baby wipes. You can wet the washers with warm water and they work similar to a wet wipe.”

Although her seven-year-old child liked the idea, it took some convincing for her husband to consider it.

At this stage, the family still had some toilet paper in the house and there isn’t a strict rule as to whether the washers are for “number ones or number twos”.

In other coronavirus news, a teacher shared a smart pepper trick which shows kids the importance of washing hands.

Amanda Lorenzo, a pre-kindergarten teacher in Miami, US, shared a video of her pepper trick which has since gone viral on Instagram.

Coronavirus: What you need to know

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson last night told Brits to avoid pubs, clubs and theatres

  • All over-70s, pregnant women and adults who would normally ask to have a flu vaccine were told to "avoid all social contact"

  • The UK's coronavirus death toll hit 60 – with nearly 2,000 confirmed cases so far

  • It emerged that over 250,000 people would have died under the government's initial plan

  • Supermarkets across Britain slashed their services to stay open during the coronavirus outbreak

She ground some black pepper into a small dish of water to represent the deadly disease COVID-19.

Then she asked one of her students to dip her finger in the pepper water and got her class to answer if they see anything move.

They all agree that it doesn’t move but she shows the kids that some of the pepper is stuck to the girl’s finger.

Finally, Amanda asks the girl to dip her finger in a little soap and when she puts it back in the water, the pepper moves to the other side of the dish and away from her finger.

  • Coronavirus
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