A Mom’s Smart Hack For Removing Kids’ Splinters Goes Viral

October 21, 2017
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A Mother says she’s been shocked at the response to her tip for removing children’s splinters after she shared it online.

Claire Bullen-Jones has apparently been using the trick for years with her own kids but didn’t think to share it until one of her friends put up a post on Facebook about her little one having a splinter.

Since Claire has shared her tip – which is to use a medicine syringe to pull the splinter out of the skin – it’s been shared more than 65k times already.

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Claire, who lives with her husband Chris and two daughters Macie, eight, and Lilly-Mai, seven, in Leigh, said in her post: “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!”

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Claire, 28, who’s a Housewife says that she’s been amazed with the response and has already had messages from other parents who have successfully tried it out on their own kids.

She said: “We’ve been doing it for years. My husband came up with it. The kids proved so hard to get splinters out and we seemed to cause them more upset than we did good.”The syringe was left out after being washed and we tried that. Not sure why. I didn’t think to share until one of my friends on Facebook had posted a status about their little one having a splinter.

“I’ve been telling my friends for years but I’ve never been taken seriously. It seems to have gone right this time though.

“If it helps others the way it has us then I’ve done my job.”

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