October 05, 2017

How To Successfully Cut Your Baby’s Nails

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How To Successfully Cut Your Baby’s Nails

Raising a newborn baby is probably the most worthwhile thing ever. There is no doubt about it. Sure, it does come with its challenges and you’re going to have to make quite a few sacrifices but believe me, all of it is worth it.

Among the many challenges you face, one of them is going to be the problems you have when you have to cut your baby’s nails. I know, their nails are soft in comparison to a full grown adult but they still need to be trimmed on a regular basis.


Are you scared?

How do you approach this? Well, I had similar feelings when I had to cut my baby’s nails for the first time and I wanted to make the experience as safely as possible for you.

So here a few tips and secrets you can look at if you want to successfully cut your baby’s nails.

Tip #1 Fill The Nails

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This is probably the safest way to do it. Yes it does take a lot of time but this is best way for you to keep trimming your baby’s nails if you’re too scared to use a nail clipper. A few pointers to keep in mind while doing this would be to be careful not to harm the soft skin underneath and not use a metal nail filer to get the job done.

Tip #2 Use Baby Nail Clippers

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There are modern nail clippers that are specially made for baby nails. They are used in the same way as a normal nail clipper is. When you’re clipping the hand nails, make sure to do it small bits to keep the process as safe as possible and while you’re doing the feet, it’s safe to clip across.

Pro Tip: Make sure you have a firm grip on your baby’s hand or feet while you’re clipping their nails.  

Tip #3 Do Clipping While The Baby Sleeps

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The best way to go through the process of clipping your baby’s nails is to do it while they’re sleeping. This way they will go through the entire thing in their sleep and won’t be bothered by it much. However, even when they’re sleeping, make sure you have enough light to see.

Tip #4 Create A Distraction

When you have to clip your baby’s nails if they’re awake - make sure to create a distraction. If they have all their attention on the clipping, they will most likely clench their fists which can become a problem for you. The best time to do this is right after a bath when the nails are soft and the baby’s relaxed.

If for some reason they do tense up, make sure you give your baby a break to calm down before you try again.

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