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Clipping Fingernails

How should I trim the baby’s fingernails 

Keep baby’s nails trimmed so that he does not scratch himself.  Use a pair of blunt-tipped fingernail scissors so that you do not hurt the baby. Keep his nails short and smooth. It is easier to cut the nails after a bath when they are soft or when he is asleep and his fingers are relaxed. Whether mothers use a pair of scissors or a nail clipper, it may help push back the skin underneath the nails and then trip them.

Should I use a nail clipper or a pair of blunt scissors

Most infant grooming sets come with a nail clipper as well as a pair of blunt scissors.  You should initially use the scissors because they are safer for the baby.  The only drawback is that you cannot cut the nails too close.  (Which means you may have to trim the baby’s nails more often).  Be more careful with a nail clipper, even if it is especially for infants, because the chances of your cutting the baby are very high. You will be surprised to know how many first-time mothers have drawn blood from their baby’s finger.

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