Neatly dispense baby ointment and diaper cream with an empty syringe
Creams and ointments come with the job, and this brilliant hack from Kerry puts an old syringe to work as an applicator:
If baby needs ointment or lotion from a tube applied to a specific spot (like Vaseline to a circumcision site), use a needleless syringe.
We came home from the hospital with several syringes that we used for early nursing before my wife’s milk came in. I just popped the plunger out, filled the barrel with as much ointment as I could, then put everything back together.
Give it a test run so you’ve got an idea of the viscosity, but then you’ve got a much more controllable applicator than the tube the medicine came in.
The syringes used for oral medicine application work great as well.
*FOREHEAD SMACK* Why didn't I ever think of that?
Old syringes come in handy for all sorts of things. Parenthackers have suggested different uses such as administering sips of water to a half-awake but coughing toddler, serving lunchbox condiments, portioning out cupcake frosting and barbecue sauce, and even dispensing fish tank chemicals.
Do you have a creative use for those old syringes haunting your medicine cabinet? Let us know in the comments.
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