Believe it or not, the most painless way to get them out in my experience, even when I was a kid, was by using a pin. Not a safety pin, a sewing pin. If she is little and you think she may be freaked out by it tell her to look the other way and count backwards from 100 so her focus is elsewhere. If she is older and you think she'll be okay with it then just tell her how you're gonna get it out. If it went in sideways, (you can see the length of the splinter under the skin) use the pin to gently through the top layer of skin above it until you can grasp the splinter with a pair of tweezers. If it went straight in (you can only see the top of the splinter) go around the visible part, pushing the skin down and poking into the splinter itself, gently prying it upward. Make sure to do it evenly all the way around. When you have enough of it above the skin, grasp it with the tweezers. Make sure to sterilize the needle first.
at 9:44 PM on May. 7, 2011