When your baby or toddler gets a splinter, first, don’t panic. It’s just a splinter. Second, deal with it, don’t let the splinter stick around. Don’t force it out with tweezers, or dig at it with a needle the way you might with yourself.
Instead of digging around in your child’s skin with tweezers use a warm washcloth to ease the splinter out. Tweezers can push the splinter and bacteria deeper in, and cause unnecessary pain.
Press a warm and clean washcloth over the skin where the splinter is, and try to hold the cloth there for 5 minutes if possible. Repeat this multiple times in the day until the splinter emerges. If your child gets frustrated from this, take a break.
Bath-time is a great opportunity to sneak this in; your child will be distracted and also isolated to the tub, making it easier for you. If it isn’t bath-time, just plop your kid in anyway, they’ll enjoy just playing in the tub.