How to Trim a Baby’s Nails

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10 little fingers, 10 little toes … which equates into twenty almost tiny nails to trim. However anxiety not, it's much easier to do than it seems.

Step 1: Pick your moment
Pick your minute. The best time to trim a child's nails is while she's sleeping. If you need to do it while she's awake, obtain a person to help distract her or provide her a toy to keep in the hand you aren't working on.

Suggestion
Some moms and dads prefer to cut a baby's nails after a bath, when the nails are soft and also the child's relaxed as well as cooperative.

Action 2: Trim nails
To cut your infant's fingernails, cut around the shape of each nail, instead of straight across, so you don't leave any type of sharp edges. You could typically do this in one cut with infant scissors; if you choose to make use of child clippers, do 3 separate clips each nail.

Suggestion
You can also make use of an emery board to file down your infant's nails rather than cutting them.

Action 3: Cut toe nails
Cut little toenails right throughout.

Step 4: Stop bleeding
If you inadvertently nick a little finger or toe, do not fret: it takes place! Utilize a clean and sterile gauze pad to apply gentle stress to the spot up until it stops bleeding– however don't put on a plaster, which could come off as well as find its means into her mouth.

Tip 5: Usage emery board
Use an emery board to smooth any kind of rough sides, as well as wave hello there to your handiwork.

Did You Know?
A fetus begins expanding finger nails at around 10 weeks.

 

How to Trim a Baby's Nails

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Ten little fingers, ten little toes. . . which translates into twenty nearly microscopic nails to trim. But fear not, it's easier to do than it sounds.

Step 1: Pick your moment
Pick your moment. The best time to trim a baby's nails is while she's sleeping. If you have to do it while she's awake, get someone to help distract her or give her a toy to hold in the hand you aren't working on.

Tip
Some parents like to cut a baby's nails after a bath, when the nails are soft and the baby's relaxed and cooperative.

Step 2: Trim nails
To trim your baby's fingernails, cut around the shape of each nail, rather than straight across, so you don't leave any sharp edges. You can usually do this in one cut with baby scissors; if you prefer to use baby clippers, do three separate clips per nail.

Tip
You can also use an emery board to file down your baby's nails instead of cutting them.

Step 3: Trim toenails
Trim tiny toenails straight across.

Step 4: Stop bleeding
If you accidentally nick a little finger or toe, don't worry: it happens! Use a sterile gauze pad to apply gentle pressure to the spot until it stops bleeding—but don't put on a bandage, which could come off and find its way into her mouth.

Step 5: Use emery board
Use an emery board to smooth any rough edges, and wave hello to your handiwork.

Did You Know?
A fetus starts growing fingernails at around 10 weeks.