This super easy hack for painlessly removing Band-Aids is actually meant for kids. But any adult who’s ever had to rip one off a particularly hairy patch of skin, you’re also welcome.

Having said that, we know that babies tend to have sensitive skin, so this little gem of a mum hack is perfect for removing the sticky plasters from teeny tots.

Mum of two Z’Anni shared the simple solution on TikTok, and it’s since been viewed two million times. Because who doesn’t want a no-tears solution to Band-Aid removal?!

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“Want to take your baby’s bandaid off without tears and residue? I gotcha,” Z’Anni explains in the video. “All you need is petroleum jelly or oil and Q-tips.”

She then applies a thick coat of petroleum jelly to her bub’s Band-Aids and let it sit for a couple of minutes. The Band-Aids seems to soak up the jelly, before coming off without any effort.

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  • Thats genius! Will have to try it next time


  • Oh, I will have to try this next time.


  • Oh my! this is brilliant. Thank-you !


  • I usually use oil or take them off when I’ve been in the shower. Never thought about using petroleum jelly though.


  • I usually remove them in shower.


  • What a smart idea. Stealing this..


  • This is the best I usually get them of in the bath or shower and they can still hurt definitely trying this next time


  • Love this! My twins love the idea of bandaids but cry before when they need to come off! Thanks for sharing good tips and tricks!


  • Baby oil or a soak in the bath works just as well.


  • This is a great hack. I’ve never thought of. Using petroleum jelly.
    My kids will be tear free when removing bandaids now


  • Never thought about using it but it makes sense.


  • What a clever hack! I’ll definitely be trying this with the kids as they love popping on the bandaids but it’s always a struggle trying to remove


  • Do we really need this? My experience is that most bandaids just fall off, usually before they’re supposed to. Now an easy painless way to remove splinters is what I need


  • Great idea! No-one relishes the old band aid removal!


  • Ahhhh the good old Vaseline. Works wonders.


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