Cutting baby nails - the 5 best tips!

Trimming your baby's nails can be a challenge, but it's something that needs to be done sooner or later. Your baby's nails develop before conception and could be ready for a manicure as early as the first week of life.

Using scissors around your baby's little fingers can be scary, but it's necessary. While these nails are softer and more pliable than adult nails, they can still be sharp enough to scratch your baby's skin, especially on their face. So be ready and get to work.

Do you really need to trim your baby's nails?

Unfortunately, the answer is yes. As a parent, it's one of those chores you don't want to do but still have to do. Your baby's nails should be trimmed regularly to protect him and prevent accidental scratches.

When is the best time to trim your baby's nails?

There is no set time when you need to trim a baby's nails. You can trim them if they get too long. Keep in mind, however, that babies' nails grow faster than adult nails and usually need trimming once a week.

These are our recommendations for trimming baby nails!

  1. Use appropriate scissors or a nail trimmer set. There are special scissors and nail trimmers for newborns that are particularly gentle and safe. Avoid using regular scissors as they can easily break or injure the skin.

  2. Wait for the baby to sleep. It's easiest to trim the nails when the baby is asleep, because then he'll stay still and you can grab his hands easily.

  3. Keep the baby safe. Wrap the baby in a blanket or lay him on a soft surface to keep him from moving. You can also put a hand under the baby's head to support him.

  4. Cut the nails straight. Cut the nails straight across the edge without rounding the corners. Avoid cutting too deep as this could injure the baby.

  5. Pay attention to fingernails and toenails. Trim both fingernails and toenails to avoid injury.

It's important to be careful and work slowly when trimming your baby's nails to avoid injury. If you do cut off a piece of skin, your baby will be painful and bleed. You can then stop the bleeding with a cotton pad. Apply light pressure to the wound with the cotton pad or cotton ball and seal the wound with a plaster if possible.

The easiest ...

is when you simply use an electric baby nail file, which files the nails gently and quietly.

The electric baby nail file is the perfect way to safely and painlessly groom newborn and young children's nails. With its powerful motor and various attachments, it is able to file your baby's nails quickly and precisely without damaging the sensitive skin. Thanks to its ergonomic design, the file is easy to hold and use, even for parents with smaller hands. It's also quiet and low-vibration, so it won't disturb or distract your baby!

In our shop you will find the innovative baby nail trimmer that files/trims your baby's nails safely, gently and easily! Click here!

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