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Mum shares genius trick for removing a splinter

Anyone who’s had their bum attacked with tweezers after shuffling along a bench will know that splinters are no joke.

They’re painful, embarrassing (if they’re on your bum, anyway), and can be a nightmare to remove without causing further bother.

Which is likely why so many people are extremely excited to discover a handy little trick to removing the buggers with minimal faff.

Send thanks to Claire Bullen-Jones, who shared an easy hack for removing splinters.

All you have to do is get the little syringe from a box of Calpol or Ibuprofen, clean it off, then place the small hole at the bottom of the syringe over the splinter.

You quickly pull up the syringe’s plunger and voila, the suction should pop that splinter right out.

‘Kids got a splinter? Grab the calpol box and take out the syringe that comes with it,’ Claire wrote on Facebook.

‘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 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 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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Genius.

The post has been shared more than 66,000 times (no wonder), and it’s been flooded with comments thanking Claire for sharing her wisdom.

Bookmark this in your ‘useful tips’ folder and refer back to it the next time little Christopher has been running around near wooden surfaces. He’ll thank you.

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How to remove a splinter using a syringe

There is nothing worse than trying to get a shrieking miserable toddler to stay still so you can perform a delicate splinter removal from their finger with a needle or a pin. They cry, you cry and they thrash about so much that needle is more likely to end up stuck in your skin than theirs. That's why this British mum's simple hack has had more than 82,000 shares since she posted in to Facebook a few days ago. 

No muss, no fuss

Claire Bullen-Jones posted her hack to Facebook along with two images of the dosing syringes from the British medicine Calpol. 

"Kids got a splinter? Grab the calpol box and take out the syringe that comes with it! Make sure it’s clean obviously!" She wrote. 

"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 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 out in the first go! Pain free, no tugging and pulling, and no little ones upset or scared at getting it out!" 

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While we don't have that brand available to us in Australia, both Panadol and Neurofen oral dispensers come in the same shape and are likely to do just as good a job at suctioning out a stubborn splinter. 

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Some more splinter hacks

Try sticky tape

Using sticky tape to remove a splinter will either work very well or not at all. Usually if the splinter is very close to the surface of the skin (and not very long) this method will remove the splinter effectively:

  • Place a piece of sticky tape over the site of the splinter
  • Pull off the sticky tape in the opposite direction to the way the splinter went in

Make a baking soda paste

The baking soda method is best tried as a last resort as it can cause the skin to swell, making other methods of extraction more difficult:

  • Make a paste using water and ¼ teaspoon of baking soda - the paste should be thick and not watery.
  • Apply the paste to the affected area and cover securely with a Band-Aid.
  • Remove the Band-Aid after 24 hours. The splinter may have come out onto the band-aid or it may be sticking out of the skin.
  • If you can see the splinter protruding from the skin, remove with a sterilised pair of tweezers.
  • If the splinter is still embedded in the skin, reapply more baking soda paste and a clean Band-Aid for a further 24 hours.

When is a doctor’s help required?

It is advisable to seek the advice of a doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • The splinter is very deep and you cannot get it out after several attempts.
  • There is a lot of blood or pus at the site of the splinter.
  • The area around the splinter is very red, swollen or warm to touch.

It is important to never try and squeeze a splinter out or put pressure on the area surrounding the splinter, as this can make the splinter break or may even cause it to move deeper into the skin.

This article was first published in October 2017 and updated in October 2020. 

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The clever splinter removal trick using a CALPOL syringe

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!

  • Pack a swimming costume and towel

    This 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 Centre

    Pick 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 ride

    Especially 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 appearing

    Times 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 nap

    Nap 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 picnic

    There 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 entertainment

    Paulton’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 trained

    There are lots of loos with toddler seats, and the baby-changing and feeding facilities are great.

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How to remove a splinter

Keep This Genius Hack Handy for the Next Time You Get a Splinter

Splinter removal is usually a job for my husband—the thought of spelunking through my kids' skin with tweezers and needles always makes my own skin crawl. But this brand new hack from mama Claire Bullen-Jones may just make me a splinter-pulling rock star. And odds are, you aleady have the right tool at hand in your junk drawer—one of those medicine syringes from infant pain relievers.

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The trick: make sure the hole in the syringe is centered over the splinter, hold it tight against the skin, and pull up quickly. And it seems like the air pressure of the pull from the syringe pulls out the splinter with minimal fuss—and on my part, minimal cringing.

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Now I'm wondering if this little piece of magic could work for other problems—like helping you pull out a bee's stinger, for instance.

I'm definitely trying it the next time my daughters come home with a splinter, so perhaps I can finally handle that first-aid basic as well.

Are you going to give it a shot?

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This Trick To Remove Splinters With A Medicine Syringe Is Genius, But Does It Work?

Climbing trees and playing on playground equipment are the pastimes of childhood. Alas, fun though they may be, they are not without the risk of injury. When it comes to decaying branches and playgrounds lined with mulch, splinters happen. They're especially insidious because once they've stuck themselves into our children, we are forced to remove them. It's never easy, and usually causes more pain than the splinter itself. But this genius trick to remove splinters with a medicine syringe is blowing up Facebook, and if it works, it's a real game changer.

Shared almost 200,000 times, this trick, via Certified Health Coach and Cofounder of My One Healthy Life Melissa Brown's Facebook page, calls on an unlikely ally in the war against splinters — a medical dosing syringe. It's that little plunger syringe that a CVS or Walgreens pharmacy may give you when you fill a prescription for your children. They are generally around 10 CCs in size, with a blunt, hollow tip for depressing the fluids into your child's mouth. Brown reported that if you cut off the top, you can place the now larger hole over the splinter, pull back the plunger, and the splinter comes right out, no matter the size. She tells Romper that this isn't her own original idea, but one she heard about and decided to share. "I just saw it and posted it to help others in case it works. My gosh, my poor kids had to endure my squeezing what was already so sore, and so many tears and pain."

So does it work? It makes sense when you think about it. It is literally being suctioned from the skin as opposed to being scraped with a fingernail, or dug out with a needle. Usually, I've employed pointed-tip tweezers or the side of a spoon, but this seems far less invasive than those methods. I contacted Jay Brown, MD FAAP a pediatrician from Santa Monica, California, to find out if a doctor thought that this genius trick to get rid of splinters would work or not. He tells Romper via direct message that he's personally never tried it, but says that "it looks like it makes sense," and it would likely be sooner, rather than later, that he would attempt the method.

There are a ton of remedies for splinters splashed across the internet, some more rational-sounding than others. There are people that soak the area in epsom salt and water; some slap a banana peel on the affected area; and one remedy, popular with my grandmother back in the days of my own tornadic activity, is to make a paste of baking soda and water and use it to cover the area with the splinter. The paste apparently makes the skin swell, bringing the splinter to the surface, according to the Huffington Post. It also makes a bit of a mess, so I am still on team syringe at this point.

The original post on Facebook noted that it works on splinters no matter how small they are. This is a key point about the method because the tiny splinters that hide — often beside bigger splinters — can become inflamed and irritated really quickly. The fact that the syringe seemingly vacuums out the invading speck makes a world of difference. Because, once the area with the splinter becomes red and puffy, getting out the splinter hurts even worse.

The goal of this trick is get everything out quickly, and as painlessly as possible, and it seems like this could achieve that. There's no messy paste, no digging in with sharp implements, and it employs something that most of us have around the house already. Honestly, the biggest challenge that I see comes when you're trying to cut off the tip. That is the only part that doesn't seem like it would be simple. Everything else is really straight forward. With the shares on this post clicking up every day, I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more about this method, and maybe you'll even get the chance to try it yourself. I know I probably will.

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Huge Splinter Stuck in 7th Grader's Foot

Mum reveals clever tip for removing splinters from kids’ fingers painlessly using a Calpol syringe

A MUM revealed her ingenious hack for removing splinters on Facebook – and it has been shared over 65,000 times.

Housewife Claire Bullen-Jones, 28, from Wigan said the secret to getting rid of splinters pain-free is simply to use a Calpol syringe.

 Claire Bullen-Jones, 28, revealed her handy hack for getting rid of her kids' splinters pain-free

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On Facebook, she said that the trick is to put the small hole of the Calpol syringe, which is typically used for giving kids accurate dosages of medicine, over the splinter.

Next, you quickly pull upwards and the suction should quickly and painlessly pull the splinter right out which she claims causes minimal distress to youngsters.

Claire revealed that she has been using the handy trick for years with her kids after her husband Chris came up with the idea.

She confessed she was prompted to share the tip with other parents after seeing a friend’s Facebook post about her own child having a splinter.

 Put the small hole of the Calpol syringe, which is typically used for giving kids accurate dosages of medicine, over the splinter

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 Quickly pull upwards and the suction should painlessly pull the splinter right out

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Leigh-based Claire, who has daughters Macie, eight and Lilly-Mai, seven, wrote: “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 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 out in the first go!”

 Daughters Macie, eight and Lilly-Mai, seven have had the trick done on them to remove their splinters

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She gushed that the method is pain-free and doesn’t involve any tugging so little ones don’t get scared or upset.

Claire continued:  “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!”

 Claire shared the ingenious hack on Facebook and it has been shared over 65,000 times

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Mums were quick to comment on the parenting hack and share how helpful the tip was.

One said: “Definitely be doing this next time!! Fab idea.”

Another wrote: “One of my favourite mum hacks haha!”

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