Mom Posts Her Painless Hack For Removing Splinters With A Baby Syringe And Parents Are Loving It

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Claire Bullen-Jones is a mom who has thought of a new way to pull splinters out of her children’s fingers by using a plastic syringe.

She posted about it on her Facebook page and it immediately had parents across the world amazed.

Claire posted about her splinter hack on October 18, 2017, and it immediately caught the attention of parents everywhere.

She 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 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!

***for those who’ve inboxed about the calpol syringe, ibuprofen come with them too! Doesn’t matter which you use their both the same!

Claire’s daughters are happy their mom has thought of a creative way to get rid of their splinters. Now, they don’t have to worry about Mom or Dad painfully removing them.


Most parents have probably had a child get a splinter and know how upsetting it can be. It can also be very hard to get a splinter out — especially with a crying child!

Most parents probably reach for tweezers when their child have splinters. But Claire has come up with an easier and less painful way to get splinters out using a syringe.

Claire told LittleThings:

They hate tweezers! They never let us use tweezers now, only the syringe. Tweezers would always cause more harm than good. We might of been able to get it out in the end with tweezers, but we’d have which ever child in absolute disgust at us for hurting them! Doing it this way has saved time, tears, arguments and upset.

Claire uploaded this photo of the syringe that came with her children’s medicine. As you can see, she has removed the thin end of the syringe.

As you can see in this photo, Claire took out the bottom of the syringe so the hole can suction to the skin and suck out the splinter.

Calpol isn’t available in the US, but you can find the same kind of plastic syringe in other products meant for children. Just check your local pharmacy for medicine that comes with a syringe and follow Claire’s steps.

Of the 72,000 shares many other parents commented saying how great of an idea it was and that they’d be trying it.

Claire also explained in the comments that this hack has “never failed in getting them out for us” and it’s a good idea to keep a few in your car or bag.

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