Mum reveals the simple way she encourages her kids to keep washing their hands amid coronavirus outbreak

IT'S hard enough trying to remind our kids to wash their hands at the best of times – but since the coronavirus outbreak, parents have to be on them about it constantly.

Well if you're struggling to convince your little ones to wash their hands throughout the day (or they're simply forgetting), you might just want to give mum-of-three Nix Jayjay's tip a go.

The mum, from Newcastle, has been drawing emojis on the back of her children's hands every morning before they leave for school.

At the end of the day, Nix asks Hudson, nine, Maddox, seven, and Harper, three, to show her how much of the symbol they've washed off – and the kids have been loving the challenge.

She explained: "Harper had been given a stamp of the back of her hand at ballet, a kind of well done thing and I was washing it off, I just had a light bulb moment.

"It's just something to make hand washing seem less like of a chore for them."

After taking a picture of her children's hands yesterday morning, the mum wrote on the Facebook page Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It: "Drew on my kids' hands this morning and told them I want to see them washed off by pick up so I know they've been washing their hands."

Her post has racked up over 900 "likes" from other members who said they'd be trying Nix's tip with their own children.

One replied: "Amazing idea!! And emojis fun for the kids, genius."

Another gushed: "What a brilliant idea, I think all mothers should follow."

A third wrote: "This is so fab – I'll be doing this tomorrow!"

And if this wasn't enough, mums are using a "pepper and glitter method" to teach kids how to wash their hands properly amid coronavirus fears.

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