Why you shouldn’t bite a newborns nails to keep them short

 

Have you ever asked yourself how to trim your baby’s nails without nipping the fingers or toes?

Don’t be tempted to bite your baby’s nails to keep them shorter.

That’s simply because germs from your mouth could get into any tiny cuts on your baby’s fingers, possibly causing an infection.

Plus you also won’t be able to see what you’re doing, and you’ll find your baby’s fingernail is tiny compared to your teeth.

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To keep them nice and short, try these tips instead

Press the finger pad away from the nail and keep a firm hold on their hand. Try not to trim too low as the tip of your baby’s finger may bleed, which can lead to infection.

Newborn babies’ toenails are so soft they tend to curl over the end of the toe, which means it’s hard to tell which bit of the nail growth is still attached to the quick, so go slowly.

What if I cut their skin?

If you accidentally nip the skin, don’t worry. Gently hold a piece of clean, damp cotton wool on the cut, apply a little pressure and the bleeding will soon stop. Don’t use a plaster though, as if it comes away your baby may choke on it.

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New borns tend to have soft, flexible nails that grow quite fast, sharp and dangerous to them. This means they can easily scratch themselves and even claw their faces, so you’ll need to learn how to keep your baby’s nails clean and short.

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It’s not easy trying to hold a cross, wriggly baby while you delicately trim their teeny, weeny nails, but if you take care and use the right products it can be done.

The good news is, when your baby’s very small you can gently peel the ends off with your fingers. But then as your baby grows, you’ll need to start using special baby nail clippers; tiny, round-ended safety scissors or a fine emery board. Some parents also like using emery boards to smooth rough edges after cutting.

Get help with trimming nails

Trimming your baby’s nails is a whole lot easier when you’ve got another adult holding your wriggly baby still and distracting them. You might also want to pick a time when your baby is calm or distracted – for example when they’re feeding or even sleeping.

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How often do I need to cut them?

Fingernails grow particularly fast so you’ll need to cut them more than once a week. Toenails though grow more slowly, so a couple of times a month is fine.

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Dear classic 105 fam, do you use any other tips to deal with a newborns nails? Drop your comments below.

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Reasons why you should not keep long fingernails

We always admire girls with long fingernails.

They look so cute, but one question many ask if they are haboring all sorts of germs.

Long fingernails can be a threat to your health as it deals with poor hygiene. There are quite a number of disadvantages that comes along with them. They include;

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Fungal infection

Fungi is mostly found in dirty areas hence the long nails can easily lead to infection. This can also lead to skin infections as the fungi can spread through to the skin.

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Bacteria

This happens especially with toenails as it may cause bad odor. This is because there is limited air circulation at the feet.

Can cause injuries

You can easily injure yourself or someone with long nails. This can happen either by accident or when intentionally used especially as a weapon when attacking someone. Also keeping long toe nails hurts when wearing shoes.

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Promotes bad hygiene

With these long nails you are likely to carry a lot of dirt beneath them especially if you don’t clan them well. Most people never give enough attention to the nails as they assume them to be clean. The best way to maintain proper hygiene is by keeping the nails short.

Limits you on some activities

There are certain activities that long nails can limit you to do especially house chores. It becomes difficult to wash or even cook with the long nails because they might break or hurt you. When nails get into contact with water they become weak and can break easily.

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Can transmit diseases

When one scratches you with such nails and scratches another person with a virus you can easily get infected. This is because of the blood contact between the infected person and the healthy one.

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