My 3 year old got a huge splinter in his hand and he REFUSES to let me get it out. I mean all out flailing everywhere screaming DON'T HOLD ME DOWN! DON'T HOLD ME DOWWWWWN!. Trying to bite, kick, scream, scratch - anything to get out from me holding him. I don't have six hands to hold him down and still get it out. I googled it for help, and found that some people say to put a piece of onion on the splinter with a bandaid and it will draw it out. But he won't put the bandaid on. I tried doing it in his sleep but he woke up and started screaming and ripped it off. I've tried putting neosporin on it - he rubs it right off. I've tried offering ANY reward -- anything he wants - so I can get it out. No go. He got it yesterday late afternoon and now it's beat read and looks like it's starting to get infected. It's completely under the skin surface, with no part of it sticking out to get it by tweezers, so that will make it more difficult to get out. I don't doubt it hurts, but I can't very well just leave it in there! so I have to get it out.. If there's nothing else to do but hold him down, I'll have to wait until 4pm when DH gets home from work to do it.. Any ideas/suggestions?
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4/10/08 at 5:44am