This mum shared a genius hack for removing splinters, and everyone loves it 10 months ago

This mum shared a genius hack for removing splinters, and everyone loves it


Removing splinters is just one of those things you kind of have to become an expert at when you sign up for motherhood.

However, until you have tried to hold down a screaming child while also trying to extract a teeny tiny splinter from their hand or foot, you have no idea how stressful this particular part of parenthood can be.

Luckily, we just came across a clever hack on Facebook that promises to make this debacle a whole lot less dramatic.

Mum Jessie Leigh shared a hack she came across on Facebook to help get splinters out and the internet is loving it.

Just take a look:

Leigh shared a photo of two Calpol syringes and quoted an original post by another mumsaying: ‘Kids got a splinter? Grab the calpol box and take out the syringe? that comes with it! Make sure it’s clean obviously!

‘Put the small hole at the bottom of the syringe as best you can over the splinter. Once you know your above it, make sure the syringe is touching the skin-and pull! Make sure there’s no gaps otherwise you won’t get it!

‘The syringe will more than likely pull it out in the first go! Pain free, no tugging and pulling, and no little ones upset or scared at getting it out! Don’t pull slowly! You need to pull rather quickly! If it’s a stubborn splinter, just do this a couple of times! Saves so much time, and well worth seeing the kids smile at the end of it rather than red faces and tears!

The post has since been shared more than 44,000 times and received more than 9,900 reactions on Facebook, with other mums praising the idea.

‘This sounds a brilliant idea,’ Ruth Lucas

‘Ive used this on my partner who gets splinters alot from work so he has tough skin and it even works on him ?,’ Chelsea Norris

‘Because the plastic is clear, you can check what’s been taken out of the skin! Best parent hack to date! Pass it on mums and dads?'