Mum shares genius simple hack for removing a splinter
We love a good hack here in FFHQ so were delighted when one of our readers shared this one with us. Claire Bullen-Jones came up with a simple but really effective solution to removing splinters. So easy in fact it really made us go..doh!
Sharing her post that has got nearly 20,000 likes she says “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’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! 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! “