One mums’ clever trick for removing splinters has gone viral after she shared it on Facebook. Claire, from Wigan, posted photos on her Facebook page and the clever mum hack has been shared nearly 26,000 in less than 24 hours!
The best part, all she uses is a simple Calpol syringe – something we’ve all probably got in our first aid cabinet. Say goodbye to tweezers and tears, this hack is apparently painless.
Claire wrote on the post: ‘Kids got a splinter? Grab the Calpol box and take out the syringe that comes with it. You will need to make sure there is a bit of a gap before you start (see photo below). Put the small hole at the bottom of the syringe as best you can over the splinter. Once you know you’re 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 one in the first go. Pain-free, no tugging and pulling and no little ones upset or scared at getting it out.’
Have you tried this mum-hack or do you have any of your own? Let us know in the comments below!
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Measure her height before you goIf she’s under 1m with shoes on, she’ll get free entry to the park – so if she’s close to the limit, choose footwear wisely or that pair of Crocs might cost you dear! The only ride in Peppa Pig World with a height restriction is George’s Dinosaur Adventure: your child must be a minimum of 85cm to go on the ride with you. If she’s 110cm or more, she’ll have to ride in the adult seat alone. If you’ve worked this out from the get go, it will save you all sorts of ‘is mummy coming too’ tears, trust us!
Pack a swimming costume and towelThis is a must-have so your little one can get as wet as she wants in the Muddy Puddles Water Splash Park! A pair of socks wouldn’t go amiss either for George’s Spaceship Indoor Playzone.
Make your first stop the First Aid CentrePick up a lost child sticker from the first aid centre in Show Street. Write your phone number on it and stick it surreptitiously on your child for your own peace of mind.
Head straight to Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter rideEspecially if you arrive early. This one is popular, with the slowest queue, so head there as soon as you arrive to avoid disappointment. We recommend keeping yourself busy in the queue so little ones don’t act up. Get your chores done, like applying suncream, or practise your pig snorts while you wait!
Check when Peppa and George are appearingTimes are posted on a board on Madame Gazelle’s School House. Plan snacktime for 15 minutes before, so you can get there early for a good view, and refuel while waiting.
Give her an early or late napNap planning earlier or later in the day means you can take advantage of quieter rides in the lull when most toddlers are nodding off. Peppa Pig World is part of a much larger theme park, Paulton’s Family Theme Park, which has lovely gardens for a sleep-inducing walk. Entry to one park includes the other, so no extra cost to worry about.
Take a picnicThere are lots of shady trees to relax under in the Main Garden or head to the African Themed Garden for a mostly enclosed are with picnic tables.
Find lots of other toddler entertainmentPaulton’s Park is great fun too when Peppa Pig World get a bit too busy. Pop next door to find big-kid rollercoasters, REAL flamingos and penguins as well as an enclosed area with a bouncy castle and floor-height trampolines. There are also sandy play areas at Little Explorer’s Adventure Play Park and Tiny Tots Town. Don’t miss the mini-rides, Seal Falls and Digger Ride, or finding the enormous dinosaur models in the Lost Kingdom. Keep an eye out for all the little coin-operated rides set to free play.
Relax if you’ve not long potty trainedThere are lots of loos with toddler seats, and the baby-changing and feeding facilities are great.