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user1494720215 Fri 19-May-17 18:46:31

What age can you cut baby nails and what's the best way to cut them?? hmm Thank you!

originalbiglymavis Fri 19-May-17 18:47:33

Any age and I used embroidery scissors.

Redken24 Fri 19-May-17 18:48:17

I use baby nail clippers and take them out with me for when they fall asleep in buggy

user1494720215 Fri 19-May-17 18:50:23

Are these ok?

originalbiglymavis Fri 19-May-17 18:51:49

I found proper nail scissors - even kids ones - too thick to yet. Embroidery ones are things and sharp (but pointy).

Orangedaisy Fri 19-May-17 18:51:50

Yes. And don't beat yourself up if you get skin by mistake. We've all done it. I found it easier to bite my DDs' nails when tiny.

laurajohnny Fri 19-May-17 18:52:23

This may sound grim, but when my babies were tiny I used to bite their nails rather than use scissors or clippers. Your mouth is much more sensitive and their nails tend to be paper thin at that age so it's really quick and easy.

shelley1990 Fri 19-May-17 18:56:29

Oh really.. I don't think I'll feel comfortable biting her nails lol. I'll try and use these scissors or baby nail clippers and see how I get on. Thank you all for your tips smile

MinisWin Fri 19-May-17 18:59:08

A glass nail file is also worth a try if you haven't got anyone to give you a hand - clippers/scissors can be a bit fiddly with a wriggly baby.

shelley1990 Fri 19-May-17 19:01:02

I was thinking of cutting them when she's sleeping?

Ginmakesitallok Fri 19-May-17 19:02:40

I used to bite both dds nails when they were babies.

schnubbins Fri 19-May-17 19:03:35

Don't ever cut a baby nails with a scissors. Take their little hand and just nibble them off .Make a game out of it.They love it!

peaceloveandbiscuits Fri 19-May-17 19:07:51

Don't cut a newborn baby's nails - they're far too soft and fragile. You can file them, gently, for a few weeks. My DS was born with fucking talons so I counted down the days until I could clip those bastards off.

silkpyjamasallday Fri 19-May-17 19:09:32

I have those scissors and baby nail clippers and I can't cut close enough to make DDs nails not like razor blades. Biting nails makes me want to retch though so DD has 'daddycures' where DP bites them off as he does it to his own nails anyway. If you have someone willing to bite them it is much more effective than any man made implement. DP also eats them 'for the stem cells' grinenvy(not envy)

CrispyBathTowel Fri 19-May-17 19:19:53

I use scissors like the ones that you posted OP and then do it quickly whilst she is sleeping. I have no hope if she's awake.

2014newme Fri 19-May-17 19:23:10

Lots of people do bite them
When their asleep is a good time

peaceloveandbiscuits Fri 19-May-17 22:11:01

Silk he eats them???? envyenvyenvy

CrispyBathTowel Fri 19-May-17 22:17:29

silk if you gently push the skin behind the nail back when cutting you csn get a very close cut

Haffiana Fri 19-May-17 22:42:36

OK I read that as baby snails, it being sort of a topic for this board... Anyways, yes, bite them. Your mouth is far safer and more sensitive than any scissors or nail file.

Nottalotta Fri 19-May-17 22:45:35

Don't bite them, someone on mn gave her baby an infection by biting them.

I've always used decent baby nail clippers when they are asleep

peaceloveandbiscuits Fri 19-May-17 22:59:41

Get baby into a decent milk coma and then go crazy with the clippers.

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