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Should I be concerned that I never have to cut my son's toe nails?

My 2 year old's toe nails don't grow. I cut them once a couple weeks after he was born but I've never had to after that. His fingernails I cut probably once or twice a month. Should I be concerned that his toe nails don't grow? Is this odd?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:44 PM on Dec. 4, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Nope. Toenails grow slower than fingernails anyways. Plus if he walks around without shoes they will stay shorter naturally that way too... Don't worry about it.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:48 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • I wouldn't worry about it in the least. I never have to cut mine either.

    Answer by Melbornj at 1:03 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Yes, I would ask his doctor about it. It can be a sign of reduced blood flow. They are supposed to grow slower than fingernails (because there is less blood flow than to the fingers), however, you should be cutting them at least once a month.

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:10 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • I dont have to cut dd's toenails. She wears them down Same as her fingernails. Dunno why but thats how it works with her. I've cut her fingernails 2x in her life and she is almost 2 now

    Answer by Rockabye at 1:53 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • I cut Hunters fingernail every week, they grow a lot, and his toe nails I do every other time . .so every other week.

    They do not grow as much but still grow. . .


    Answer by Huntersmom209 at 4:33 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

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