How to cut your baby's nails?

How to cut your baby's nails?


Don't look at the baby, but the baby's small nails are not soft at all. For babies, due to age restrictions, the baby can't control his movements, causing the small nails to often cross the baby's own or parent's face with casual movements. If the small nails are long at this time, it may cause damage.

There are folks who do not cut nails for newborns or even use teeth to bite their nails. I don't agree with this approach. The nails are not cut unhygienic and may also scratch the baby.

So what are the tips for manicuring your baby?

First, you should prepare a special manicure tool for your baby, including small round scissors, small nails and nail files. Please ensure that the utensils are clean and safe to avoid harming your baby.

In the choice of time, the nails are soft after bathing, which is a good time to trim the nails. If the baby is always moving, not cooperating, or crying, then you can do the work of cutting your nails while he is asleep.


In the details, please note the following:

1. Hold your baby or let your baby sit on your lap and hold his little hand. Make sure that there is enough light for you to see clearly, make sure to hold your baby's small hand, press the meat on the edge of the nail off the nail, and then gently trim it with a round scissors or a nail clipper. If the nails are not too long, it is a good idea to gently rub the edges of the nails with your nails.

2. When the baby is lying down, the nail should be kept away from the face to prevent the nails from splashing and hurting the eyes. Remember to pack up after cutting, don't let the nails stay on the sheets.

3. The edges of the fingernails should be trimmed into a curved shape. Do not have sharp edges to prevent the baby from scratching yourself. The toenails do not have to be considered too much.

4. In case you accidentally cut your baby, you should first use a sterile gauze or cotton ball to compress the wound until the bleeding stops. Then apply antibiotic ointment after cleaning the wound. The baby has a strong ability to repair and the wound will heal quickly. Do not bandage with gauze bandages, because if the baby releases the bandage when eating, there is a risk of suffocation.

You may be nervous at the beginning, fearing that it will hurt your baby if you don't cut it. It doesn't matter, you will be a lot more skilled after cutting it a few times, then it is no longer difficult for you to cut your nails for your baby.


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