Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Removing Splinters

Recently, our 1 year old son, got a splinter in his finger.

I'm a wreck removing my own splinters (usually by tweezers) let alone one from a squirming, unreasonable toddler.

After researching, we found good tips on how to easily remove splinters:

1- Try using tape to remove it (luckily this worked).
2- If the tape fails, soak skin in warm water for 5-10 minutes to soften skin.
3- Sterilize a needle (via a match flame); remove it (easier with soft skin).

If all else fails call Grandma or the Doctor. It works for me!