Splinters are no fun when you get them yourself, but having to convince a wriggling, frightened kid to sit still while you go at them with tweezers and a straight pin is surely one of the circles of parenting hell.
At least it used to be. Now, if you just follow this one mom’s hack for painlessly and quickly extracting splinters, both you and your kid will be smiling when it’s over. To add to the awesome, you don’t have to buy anything, because if you have kids, you already have this item* in your home.
*For our U.S. readers, Calpol is the U.K. version of Tylenol or Motrin, etc. – our boxes come with these syringes, too.
Check out Claire Bullen-Jones’ splinter hack below:
There you have it! I actually can’t wait to try this, which is a weird thing to say because it means wishing for a splinter, but hey, parenting is weird, y’all. Embrace it.
h/t: Scary Mommy