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How can i trim my baby's fingernails?

I have one of those clippers with a magnifying glass on it, but i
m too scared to use it on him..even when he's asleep...but it seems like when i finally get the courage to do it, they grow back in a day or so...what can i do about this?

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Asked by JulesMommy1008 at 10:49 PM on Jan. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Ya.....I'm a bitter too:)

    Answer by Lorri33 at 12:32 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • I bite them too. I do when he's nursing. I thought I was the only one!  I've used clippers but I've cut him because he won't say still.


    Answer by MAUREEN55 at 10:57 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • if they are soft enough still, like a few months old, you can bite them off. gross i know, but the sensitvity of your mouth will actually help fears of getting skin caught. if they are harder now, just use regular clippers. my sons nails are claws sometimes, so keep up with the trimming.

    Answer by soldiermom1986 at 10:52 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • I bit DDs nails off until they started getting too hard to bite- and I started clipping on her toes first.. nail filers can be tricky too.. just bite em.

    Answer by LishaBee at 10:52 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • I used a round-tipped scissors made for trimming baby fingernails.

    Answer by Bmat at 10:52 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • yeah, until those nails get harder and bigger, it's best to gently file them while the baby sleeps. the first time I clipped my daughter's nails I accidentally nipped her finger too. It was awful. I gave up and went back to filing for a couple of months.

    Answer by laadeedah at 10:51 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • jus use a nail filer thats what i did its way easier

    Answer by MiSs.SmOkEy at 10:49 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

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