We cosleep with ds, and we (I!) am having a major toenail problem! Ds will not, absolutely not, let us near his toenails to cut or file them. He is okay with his fingernails, but freaks if you even make a move to cut his toenails. Even in his sleep he jerks his foot away. We have tried everything: while nursing, while watching a video, letting him cut ours, watching us cut ours, explaining it to him, bribery, pleading. Even the times we have tried to hold him down, it's nearly impossible because he can still move his foot just enough that we can't get it cut, and that's with two of us. Plus, I can't stand forcing something onto his body that he is not comfortable with. He totally freaks out, kicking, screaming, crying.
But the problem is that he constantly runs his foot up and down my belly during the night and while nursing (he has done this since birth), and the daggers he calls toenails really hurt! He's actually drawn blood on my stomach before. We have tried putting him to sleep in socks, but he usually gets way too hot, or else pulls them off.
Has anyone else had this problem? What did you do?