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i cut my baby's finger trimming her nails (not bad but it continues to bleed a bit). can i do anything for it? she is not bothered by it.

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:12 AM on Jun. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If you have pets you should have styptic powder. It causes it to clot. I have heard that cornstarch or flour will also work. This is one reason why I stuck to using a file for the first year. Their nails are so soft that this is a common occurance.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 9:45 AM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • I've done this with all three of mine! It makes you feel terrible to cause pain to a baby! It will heel quickly though. Maybe a wet paper towel until it's done bleeding?

    Answer by mompam at 10:41 AM on Jun. 21, 2010

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