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Babys fingernails...

Do you cut them, file them or bite them for your baby?


Asked by Sharell8710 at 9:33 PM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • File. I did up to almost 18 months.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 9:34 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Bite? Do people really do that? I cut my sons when he was little, well, my husband cut them!

    Answer by ILoveCade at 9:46 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • IDK if people actually bite them but I have heard that it keeps them softer and you don't cut their skin that way.

    Comment by Sharell8710 (original poster) at 9:49 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I had a friend who was still biting her son's at 3 years. She was just more comfortable with that and trusted herself more doing that. You can't cut their quick that way.

    I've always cut my kids'. Tried filing the first one, but he wouldn't stay still long enough to actually get anything done. And I've never been a successful biter, even of my own nails.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 9:51 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I cut them. I tried to file, but they were so soft it didn't work. And it would have taken so long. I did it fast.

    Answer by mompam at 10:00 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I take my time and very carefully cut them....I've been doing it since he was born so i'm a pro at it now...but in the begining i did catch him once when he flinched... :(

    Answer by Finkette at 10:11 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Ok thanks. Been filing them but now it's hard to keep him from grabbing at it and pulling away. Been scared to cut them. Thanks again ladies.

    Comment by Sharell8710 (original poster) at 10:15 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I bit my sons when he was a baby, but with my newest I cut her's, her nails are not as thin as his were. I have to use clippers for hers.

    Answer by andria82 at 10:17 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I used to bite my baby's fingernails until she was about a year old and then I started cutting them.

    Answer by poptart0325 at 10:35 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I used to bite my son's fingernails when he was first born because I was too scared to clip them. I bite my own nails so it was a piece of cake. When he turned like 3 months old, I started clipping them with a baby nail clipper when he'd go to sleep. He's 15 months now and I still do it. Never had a problem. *knock on wood*

    Answer by Ash9724 at 11:14 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

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