Tips for Trimming your Baby’s Nails

Early Years June 12, 2017 by
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During the first months of life, your baby’s nails will grow very fast. That’s why it’s important to trim them frequently so your baby doesn’t accidentally scratch his face. It may even be necessary to do so once or twice a week. This can be a daunting task for first-time parents, but it’s also very simple if you know what to do. Choose a moment when your baby is calm and don’t take too long so as not to stress your baby.

 

  • Positioning

    Your baby should be firmly held and calm. If she’s able to sit up, place her facing away from you and embrace her arms so as to prevent her from swatting and injuring herself with the nail trimmer.

  • Which nail scissors are appropriate for babies?

    You can find special nail scissors tailored for babies and young children. They’re small and have rounded tips. They should always remain clean and dry, and you should use them exclusively for your baby.

  • Nail trimmer

    Once your little one turns six months old, you can use a baby nail trimmer. To use it, place it on the tip of your baby’s nail and press gently, without touching any skin.

  • The trim

    Make sure to be quick, otherwise your baby will grow tired and fussy. Place the scissors perpendicularly against the finger, so you can trim the nail without having too much contact with the skin. It’s best to make a square cut than a rounded one, so that your baby doesn’t suffer from an ingrown toenail or fingernail.

Ricitos de Oro, as natural as your love for your baby!

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