Some following tips will show you about manner, tool and appropriate time to cut baby’s nails safely.
Newborn baby’s nails are often thinner and softer than yours. However, they are very sharp, so they can scratch face of babies or mothers. Some following tips will show you about manner, tool and the appropriate time to cut baby’s nails safely.
Newborn baby’s nails are often thinner and softer than yours.
- Cut nails regularly
Baby’s nails are soft; however, they also have dangerously sharp edges. Therefore, nails need to be cut regularly to avoid creating the unnecessary injuries when children stretch out their arm.
- Use the tool to cut nails
Mothers should choose nail clipper or scissors whose size is suitable small nails and toenails of newborn babies.
In the process of cutting nails, if babies move, it will cause damaging for fingertips. It’s the easiest to cut baby’s nails when babies are sleeping and when they don’t concentrate in eating time. Another suitable time is after taking a bath because at this time, baby’s nails are the softest. Mothers can choose 1 in 3 the most suitable time to cut baby’s nails safely.
- Hold baby’s hands stably
When mothers cut nails for babies, they need to pay attention to keep baby’s hands so that they leave the fingertips and nails and they will cut nails carefully according to curved line of fingers.
- Prepare tools to provide first aid
In the process that mothers cut nails for children, unfortunately, they cut baby’s skin, they should use a soft tissue to keep cut in some minutes until blood stops flowing.
Baby’s toenails need to be taken care of and cut although this thing isn’t as regularly as cutting nails.
Nails of newborn babies also develop quickly, you can cut them some times in a week while toenails don’t need to be cut regularly.
In reality, some mothers use their teeth to bite children’s nails when nails are long. According to American Academy of Pediatrics, this thing can lead to infection. With this way, you will unintentionally take virus to your mouth to any small scratches on baby’s fingers. You cannot observe the things that you are doing and you will feel difficult because baby’s fingers are very smaller than your teeth a lot.
The best method is that you should invest a kit of scissor or nail clipper for babies.
When you cut nails for babies, you need to ensure to have enough light so that you can see you manipulations clearly. You should press the soft part of fingertips of babies to cut nails easily and safely.
After cutting, you should use tool to file nails to make roughly new nails become smooth. In the first weeks when babies have just born, their nails and toenails are very soft, so doctors also advise you to use tool to file baby’s nail to be short.
Unfortunately, you cut baby’s skin, you shouldn’t blame yourselves too much because this thing also takes place to many other parents. Simply, you only need to make the injury clean and you use soft towel to cover around children’s injured fingers and press baby’s finger smoothly. Normally, after some minutes, injuries will stop bleeding.
You need to pay attention that you don’t bandage a wound because this thing will attract baby’s attention and they will put that finger into their mouth. This thing will be unhygienic. In the case that the injury bleeds continuously, you should take babies to go to see doctor to have the best advice.