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Stupid question but I have no clue... About what age should you let your kids

cut their own finger and toenails?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:06 AM on Oct. 28, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Not a stupid question! My kids are 10, 8 and 16 months. I still cut my 10 year old's toe nails because I'm afraid he'll cut them too close. I'll let him if he sits right by me to do it.

    Answer by Mrs.B3 at 1:08 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Well my 4 yr old ~thinks~ she can do it herself but obviously she cant. She can't even get the clippers open lol I think my older kids started doing it themselves around 9 or 10...and even then it was kind of trial & error because sometimes they cut them too close. Of course we're not very coordinated in this family either! lol

    Answer by lisa89j at 1:08 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • yeah my son is six and i tried to let him cut his own nails but he had no idea what he was doing...probably around 11 or 12?

    Answer by mademsofia at 1:09 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Just afraid I was babying him at 7. I just don' him with the clippers. LOL Okay. We got some time yet.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:11 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • My nine year old has started cutting his nails. He isn't very good at it though.

    Answer by happycboys at 1:35 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • For me it was when they could operate the clippers on their own.  My oldest started when she was 7 1/2 or 8.  She's 10 now and I haven't cut her nails in forever.  My son is 9 and I don't remember cutting his nails in the last 6 months.  I guess he just started doing it on his own.  My 8yo daughter has chewed hers off since she was 2 so I haven't cut her fingernails in 6 years.  I still do her toes but she's starting to try and do them on her own now.


    Answer by justanotherjen at 2:21 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

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