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Cutting nails

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DUFFDADDY1 Sun 22-Jan-17 20:41:01

My DS who is 5 has always hated getting his nails cut. This has not been helped by me cutting his fingers on occasions. It's got so bad I have to cut them when he is sleeping using the torch of my phone. A couple of questions any ways of him accepting to have them done in the day and while he is awake. But most of all good nail clippers? I have tried a few and none of them have been any good. Hence the odd cut finger.

AeroFloss Mon 23-Jan-17 10:32:21

You could try using nail file instead of cutting the with nail flippers.

AeroFloss Mon 23-Jan-17 10:34:01

Ok a few auto correct fails there blush

MadamWillYouTalk Mon 23-Jan-17 13:26:43

I've only ever used scissors (baby ones with rounded tips), so can't help re clippers, but for other things that help - I bribed DD1 with chocolate buttons from quite a young age blush. DD2 is to young to understand bribery yet dammit so I've resorted to showing her videos on my phone to distract her (couldn't do this with DD1 as no smartphone back then).

I wish I could just let them grow and do it less frequently, but both had/have horribly dry skin when babies and scratch and scratch, so they have to be kept really short.

I always do it after a bath so the nails are softer - makes it less likely that I'll snip their finger by mistake!

Good luck smile

DUFFDADDY1 Mon 23-Jan-17 22:31:55

I think the nail flippers are the way forward.

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