If I could change one thing about our house, it would be the flooring. New carpet has been on our list to replace for the last 4 tax returns, and needless to say, we still have the same old carpet in the living room and dining room. All of the bedrooms have hardwood floors that are original to the 107 year old(ish) house. They haven't been resealed, ever probably, so there are times when the wood will snag your sock, or worse... your skin.
Yesterday, while Aria was visiting Nana for some cuddle time, Chloe and I were enjoying the house to ourselves by playing a game of tag throughout the rooms. The game was abruptly ended when Chloe ripped of her sock exclaiming that she'd hurt herself and needed help. You guessed it... a big old chunk of wood, right in her big toe. I grabbed the tweezers and tried to help but she freaked and wouldn't let me do anything close to her foot.
Here's what Pinterest promises:
Need to remember this for KIDS...Remove a splinter easily by applying a paste of baking soda and water, then waiting several minutes for the splinter to pop out of the skin. Gotta remember this!
Here's what I did:
Skeptical, but needing to try something, I added a little bit of water to baking soda to create a thick paste .
We let it sit and dry on her foot for maybe 3 minutes and carefully pulled off the big blog of paste. It looked like the splinter had worked it's way out a teeny tiny bit so I thought I didn't wait long enough. On went the paste again, along with a bandaid. 8-10 minutes later, still nothing.
We resorted back to the old fashioned tweezers method, added 2 more adult hands and out came the log.
If you've been successful with this method, let me know!