Mom Shares Clever Hack On How To Remove Kids' Splinters Without Upsetting Them

"Pain-free, no tugging and pulling, and no little ones upset or scared of getting it out!"

Parents often come up with hacks to make daily tasks easier, such as getting their kids to eat their vegetables or to go to bed on time. While these are helpful, it's the hacks that parents use to help kids out in times of need that they often value the most. It's hard enough getting kids to cooperate when they're happy, but it's even more difficult when they're sick, tired, or hurt.

To help fellow parents out, many are sharing their tips on social media. One mom's post about how to give kids medicine without wasting a drop went viral thanks to the way it utilized the nipple of a baby's bottle. 


A recent hack gaining attention is from mom Claire Bullen-Jones because it helps parents effortlessly remove kids' splinters without upsetting them or causing them pain.

The mom from Wigan, England shared the clever tip on Facebook. It involves using a clean medicine syringe to remove the splinter. Bullen-Jones uses a CALPOL syringe, but ibuprofen have them, too, and they will work just as well.

The mom explained that you take the syringe out of the box and ensure there is a little gap before you start. The objective is to put the small hole at the bottom of the syringe over the splinter. When you've done it, ensure the syringe is touching the skin, then pull. 

Bullen-Jones says the syringe will more than likely pull out the splinter on the first go as long as it's touching the skin.

She reveals that the method has many benefits. "Pain-free, no tugging and pulling, and no little ones upset or scared of getting it out!" 

Bullen-Jones also advises not to pull the syringe slowly as it works best if you do it quick. If it's a stubborn splinter, she warns that this action might have to be done more than once. The good news is that because the syringe is clear, parents can see if the splinter is fully out.

Since the tip was posted on Oct. 18, it has over 89,000 shares.

Other parents are clearly fond of the simple but effective solution. Bullen-Jones concludes, "Saves so much time, and well worth seeing the kids smile at the end of it rather than red faces and tears!"

(H/T: Scary Mommy)


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