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Baby Nail Scissors

Baby Scissors

Even an experienced parent may find they are a little nervous about trimming their child’s nails with baby nail scissors. Remember however that keeping your baby’s nails well trimmed protects them from scratches.

Without good muscle control it’s just a matter of time before the little one scratches their face, or one of a family member. Regular trimming prevents this.

Baby Scissors How to:

If you’ve never done this before, the first suggestion is to have someone help you. Babies wiggle. You don’t want to take any chances of hurt them or yourself. Generally, its easiest to use baby nail scissors when the child is sleeping or calm and comfortable on your lap. Have your partner hold the baby’s finger while you trim. Baby nail scissors have round safety tips.

Many baby "kits” include a nail file too so there will be no rough edges when you’re done. Note: if you accidentally nick the baby, you’re not the first and not likely the last. Just clean it off and use gauze to help it stop bleeding.

You cannot use bandages on babies because they tend to suck on their hands. Trimming your baby’s nails once a week is a good idea.


Breathe and relax. Babies respond to stress and nerves and become anxious and more wiggly. The calmer you remain, the easier this process becomes.

Go Toward the Light

There are now some baby nail scissors that come with a light and a safety guard. These are fantastic features for those of you who feel nervous or inexperienced. You can see more easily how much to trim, and prevents nicking. While these may be a little more expensive, the safety feature seems well worthwhile.


There are a wide variety of baby products on the market, including baby nail scissors. This is the best, safest option for trimming your child’s nails. Adult clippers are not fashioned for the size of an infant’s hand. If you’re not certain what product to buy, surf over to a couple of parenting sites or consumer reviews.

By reviewing the ratings and overall satisfaction, you should be able to find a product within your budget that will also work very well for trimming your baby’s nails.

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