Trimming your baby's nails can be daunting if you're a first-time parent. They seem to have fragile little hands, and if you're like most, you don't know what to do.
Newborn's nails are soft and wear down when in contact with surfaces such as clothes. When babies age, their nails wear down while playing with objects and interacting with the environment.
You don't need to cut nails often during your bub's early stages. But later, baby nails grow pretty fast, so you must trim them down then. Individuals use special baby clippers and scissors; however, we recommend filing nails with an Electric Nail Trimmer.
The Eonian Care Electric Baby Nail Trimmer is a safer alternative to clippers and scissors. Our trimmer is gentle, painless, quiet, easy, and fast. You can choose from two speeds and four filing discs that accommodate babies from 0 to 12 months old. The set includes a handy carrying case and stand, and replacement discs are also available.
Here are some tips and tricks to deal with your baby's nails.
- We recommend trimming newborns' nails when they're asleep or drowsy.
- You can use a high chair or car seat to strap your child in for older babies or toddlers.
- Make sure you're in a well-lit space to see your baby's hands well.
- We recommend asking for help if you want someone to hold your baby.
- Gently pull the finger pad away from the nail to avoid wounding the skin
- Trim toenails straight across to avoid having ingrown nails
- We encourage you to talk calmly or sing to your baby to help them relax.
- You can also distract your little one with a toy.
- Or you have a mini-activity or game to distract them from their nails.
- Always acknowledge and praise your bub for a job well done after the trimming.
Is cutting nails necessary?
Yes, it is necessary, as babies tend to scratch themselves accidentally as they lack control of their hands and legs. If you don't have time to trim baby nails, you can temporarily cover their hands and feet with a soft pair of cotton mittens and socks.