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Yucky, dirty, gunky little boy fingernails...

My 2 year old has the dirtiest fingernails ever! I keep his nails trimmed, can wash his hands and literally 5 minutes later his nails are disgustingly dirty. Is anyone else's little one like this? Any tips on keeping them cleaner?

 
Leigh519121

Asked by Leigh519121 at 4:17 PM on Sep. 27, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Little girls have this too.
    I like summer because the pool helps keep them clean.
    We also dig our nails into bars of soap. Kids love to do this. The soap doesn't look that good, but it really helps keep the nails clean.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 4:22 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • Buy a nail brush. Other than that, no way to keep them clean 24-7 unless he wears gloves or never plays ;)
    CandyHorse

    Answer by CandyHorse at 4:18 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • I have a nail brush by the bathroom sink and one in the tub. So when he washed his hands he can scrub his nails as well. right now you will have to help him out ut as he gets older he will be able to do it himself
    justgrape723

    Answer by justgrape723 at 4:28 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • My son is the same, his toenails will get dirty too.... boys are just dirty lil buggers lol
    June_Mama09

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 4:21 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • Same problem here! They also grow very quick so I am constantly trimming nails.
    nmmama09

    Answer by nmmama09 at 4:22 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • That's a good idea! Thanks, tootoobusy.
    BeachMom81

    Answer by BeachMom81 at 4:24 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • My son also.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 4:31 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • How frustrating...I wish there was a magically way to keep them clean. I might try a nail brush, I can get them pretty clean with a washcloth and warm water, he's just a messy little man I guess :)
    Leigh519121

    Comment by Leigh519121 (original poster) at 4:21 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • tootoobusy, great idea! It wouldn't work well for my kids because of their Autism they have severe sensory issues and it would probably set them off, but a great idea for others!
    Leigh519121

    Comment by Leigh519121 (original poster) at 4:31 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

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