Cutting baby’s nails is one of the challenging tasks of motherhood. A baby’s fingernails grow fast, so you’ll need to cut them more than once a week. Toenails grow slowly, so they don’t need cutting quite often.
In those days, parents use to bite their baby’s nails, but this is not recommended , since it can introduce germs and leave baby’s nail ragged.
Below are Some Easy and Safe Ways To Cut Your Baby’s Nails
1.Use a special nail clipper or baby nail scissor or emery board to cut the nails.
2.Baby nails are extra soft after a bath which makes easy to cut. You can also make them wet before you cut.
3.Choose the right moment to cut nails. This can be a) when the baby is sleeping or b) offer your baby a toy as a distractor or c) bath time (if he is in good mood) or d) distract your baby with silly facial expressions while you quickly cut his nails or e) while he enjoying his food also you can try or f) make baby’s favourite person sit with them. Also, you can try songs or cartoons. Always better to cut your baby’s nails when he is either calm or distracted.
4.Cut fingernails along the curve of the finger, whereas cut toenails straight across. Never cut down sides of the toenails, as this may cause ingrown nails.
5.Don’t cut too low, cutting too low may cut baby’s finger and increase the risk of infection.
6.If you accidentally nick the skin, don’t worry. Apply direct pressure on the cut with a piece of clean damp cotton wool. Don’t use plaster.
7.If baby’s nails seem particularly sharp and you just can’t clip them right now, put mittens or socks to avoid scratching. Later on, you can cut.
I hope this article will help new moms, thank you.
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