Cutting Baby Finger nails

 

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Press the finger pad away from the nail to avoid nicking the skin, and keep a firm hold on your baby’s hand as you clip. Another tip is to have a partner use their fingernail to lift the baby’s nail away from the skin to ensure that the clipper doesn’t nick the skin. Cut fingernails along the curve of the finger.

Cut. Take the baby’s hand in yours. Begin by gently pressing down on the pad of one fingertip to separate it from the nail. Check to make sure there is no skin in of the path of the scissors or. To guarantee a cut finger will never happen, emery boards are a good option given that baby nails. while incredibly sharp at times, are still rather soft and can easily be ground away.

Some parents are most comfortable simply biting their baby’s nails off, and it fairly well guarantees the baby will not get their finger cut. Clip your baby’s nails as you would your own, gently pushing back the fingertip from the nail to allow space for the clipper. This helps prevent clipping your baby’s finger. Short little clips above the white nail line will help prevent clipping too. To avoid future cuts, there are several options: • Buy a pair of baby nail scissors or trimmers. • Make sure clippers are age appropriate (some stage on packet 3-6 months+) • Cut baby’s nails when baby is asleep.

Cutting your baby’s nails safely. It’s hard to believe soft, gurgling little newborns can grow such sharp, ragged nails, but with their movements still so uncoordinated, they can easily scratch themselves, and you! So when your baby is still tiny you’ll need to become a pro at cutting the smallest nails you’ve ever seen. How to cut newborn’s nails To start with, you need to push your baby’s finger pad a little backward. By doing so, you will be able to stick the nail out.

Once done, with utmost care, you are supposed to chop the white part only. Baby girl giggling in hysterics every time her dad tries to cut her nails. If not using a nail clipper, use safety scissors with blunt ends in case baby startles during the cutting.

To avoid snipping the fingertip skin as you clip the nail, depress the finger pad away from the nail as you cut. As a beginning nail cutter, have your spouse hold baby’s hand while you manipulate the finger and the nail clipper. Try a baby-sized emery board instead. When clipping, hold your baby’s finger, pressing the fingertip pad down and away from the nail.

Gently snip following the natural curve of the fingernail, taking care that you don’t go too low and nip the quick. When tending her tiny toes, cut nails straight across.

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Consider filing rather than cutting fingernails if the baby offers resistance.

“The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting Tips, and Advice on First-year Maintenance” by Louis Borgenicht, Joe Borgenicht
from The Baby Owner’s Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting Tips, and Advice on First-year Maintenance
by Louis Borgenicht, Joe Borgenicht
Quirk Books, 2003

Others have someone else hold the baby’s hand steady while cutting nails.

“Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing E-Book” by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book
by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

If you do choose to cut them, nails are best cut when the baby is sleeping so that the baby does not squirm or fuss during the procedure.

“Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker E-Book” by Sheila A Sorrentino, Leighann Remmert, MS RN, Mary J Wilk
from Mosby’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker E-Book
by Sheila A Sorrentino, Leighann Remmert, MS RN, Mary J Wilk
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

A widely reported and relatively constant belief about babies’ nails is that you must not cut them before the child is a year old, the mother must bite them off to keep them short.

“A Dictionary of English Folklore” by Jacqueline Simpson, Stephen Roud
from A Dictionary of English Folklore
by Jacqueline Simpson, Stephen Roud
Oxford University Press, 2000

When baby’s awake, it’s best to trim the nails with the help of an assistant who can hold each hand as you cut.

“What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition]” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition]
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

Or try a nail file; if you file the nails smooth, there are no sharp edges to scratch your baby’s face when she waves her hands around, and there is no risk of pinching or clipping her fingertips.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, 9th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, M.D.
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, 9th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, M.D.
Skyhorse, 2012

If you file the nails smooth, there are no sharp edges to scratch your baby’s face when she waves her hands around and there is no risk of pinching or clipping her fingertips.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
Gallery Books, 2004

The ideal time to trim the nails is when the infant is sleeping.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Kathryn Rhodes Alden, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Mary Catherine Cashion, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Babies’ fingernails should not be cut until they are at least one year old.

“The Encyclopedia of Superstitions” by Richard Webster
from The Encyclopedia of Superstitions
by Richard Webster
Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, 2012

Nails should be carefully trimmed using only baby’s own baby nail scissors that have blunt rounded tips, and specially made baby clippers are now available.

“Practices in Children's Nursing E-Book” by Ethel Trigg, Toby Mohammed, Louise Ford, Hermione Montgomery, Vicky Vidler
from Practices in Children’s Nursing E-Book
by Ethel Trigg, Toby Mohammed, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

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  • Does anyone notice that the dude isn’t actually cutting the kids nails? Clearly the wife’s hands doing the dirty work on the close up shots. Nice try, dad!