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Monday, June 24, 2013

The secret to getting out slivers pain free

Summer is filled with a lot of barefoot outside fun at our house, and unfortunately some slivers too.  Luckily, holding a toddler down while she screams to get her sliver out is a thing of the past at our house thanks to Orajel.
One day as I was trying to hold Lily down myself (unsuccessfully) to get a sliver out it occurred to me I could use Orajel to numb the area before I tried to get the sliver out and things might go a little more smoothly.  I was right.
Just put a tiny amount of Orajel where the sliver is and wait 5 to 10 minutes.  Then you can poke and squeeze and pull to get the sliver out and your kid won't feel a thing!  It makes for a much nicer experience for both of you.

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