One mum shared the most genius trick for getting out splinters – and it is SO simple
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 that promises to make this debacle a whole lot less dramatic.
Mum Claire Bullen shared a seriously genius hack to help get splinters out and the internet is loving it.
Just take a look:
Bullen shared a photo of a medical syringe and wrote:
"Kids got a splinter? Grab the Calpol box and take out the syringe that comes with it! Make sure it’s clean obviously! You need to make sure there’s a little bit of a gap before you start-picture for example. 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 are 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! 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.
***for those who’ve inboxed about the Calpol syringe, ibuprofen come with them too! Doesn’t matter which you use their both the same!"
If you are doing it correctly, 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. Remember: Don’t pull slowly, you need to do this rather quickly. If it’s a particularly stubborn splinter, just do it a couple of times.
Her post was shared more thousands of times and received more tons of comments on Facebook, with other mums praising the idea.
"Yay! No safety pin digging and tweezer pulling on the grandkids!" one granny wrote.
"This is SO clever!" another one said. "Must remember this!"
Tell us – how do YOU remove splinters? Let us know in the comments!