Originally Posted by listipton
Sadly enough, this OP's question is why a good friend and I disagree on Circ. She is a RN in our small town's nursing home and was horrified that I left ds intact. Her exact reasoning was that when he was an old man, he wouldn't be able to take care of himself. .
I totally don't understand this logic (and I am an RN with elder care experience too!). Should I have DS's toenails removed now so that his future caregiver won't have to deal with the difficulty of filing them 80 years from now? You know, toenails can get gross and dirty, and sometimes they get *gasp* fungal
I can't believe they don't just remove all toenails at birth. What, with all the care they require to keep them trimmed and healthy. Why bother with all of that? It's not like babies would remember having them removed anyway.