Any ideas on how to get a splinter out of my 3 year olds hand when he won't let me anywhere near it and has a complete melt down if I try and even look at it?
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Laurie - posted on 04/20/2009
If you give him a bath and let him play for a while the warm water will loosen the skin around the splinter and possibly even let it come out on it's own, or at least make it easier to remove. This has always worked for my kids! Another idea I have heard of but have not used myself is if the splinter is sticking out at all, put a little elmers glue over the splinter and the surrounding area, let the glue dry and when completely dried you peel off the glue and the splinter should come with it! Good Luck
Caraline - posted on 04/21/2009
having only a week ago had the same experience with my Daughter Kaleisha, the only way I could get the splinter out was by giving her a nice warm both which helped calm her and soften the splinter. Then pop her into bed (lucky for me it was her bed time) and wait till she fell asleep. Good Luck
Anita - posted on 04/20/2009
What until ur lil one is asleep..say 20 min into it and then soak his hand in warm water for a couple minutes.. use a lighter to heat and kill teh germs on the tip of a sewing needdle..when the needle has cooled slowly pick/scrape out the splinter..after getting it out just put some metholated spirit where he's splinter was..
Chris - posted on 04/20/2009
Use Elmer's glue. It works! I've had 4 kids, a step-daughter and now 2 grandchildren. Show him/her by putting some in your hand, letting it dry and then peeling it off. Then, see if they will do theirs. I recently got a splinter out of my grandson's foot with it. I tried tweezers and he almost kicked me in the face. Try glue. It's amazing!!
Bev - posted on 04/20/2009
My daughter freaks at the thought of a splinter so as long as there is a bit poking out I put white glue on it, let it completely dry. She peels the glue off then and the splinter comes out with it. My daughter is highly squimish and won't let me go near her with a pair of tweezers so this is are only solution that works without terrorizing her. Good luck!
Amanda - posted on 04/20/2009
i have 6 kids try focusing him on something else he likes and then appoach slowly and explain it go bad and he have to go to gp if he don't let you help him and talk to him and praise him how big he is and brave and buy him a little car to praise him i find that helps with mine
Yasmin - posted on 04/20/2009
prahapes you could try sitting him on your lap and getting someone else to destract him with a toy or maybe a dvd whist you pull it out.
if that doesnt work try turning it into a game of doctors, tell him youve got a splinter and hes the doctor and give him the tweezers to get it out of yours then says now its mummys turn to be doctor, and you do his.
if all else fails try doing whilst his asleep, and if that doesnt work then you might just have to take him to your doctors surgery and get a nurse to remove it!.
hope this helps!
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