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 go
If 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!