I've read about electric nail files that do the job without cutting the baby but the one I looked at on amazon had reviews that said it worked only till three months.
Any recommendations? We already have the nail clipper with magnifying glass but DH doesnt use the magnifier.
Should I just bite the bullet and take this over too?
Do any of you successfully cut babies nails without ever hurting them?
And for those who bite your babis nails off-how do you do this?
Anyone have a different contraption-like the electric file- that works for you?
Thank you for your help-I never want to go thropugh what we did last night again!
Now mom to DS1 born January 2010 and DS2 born December 2014!
12/08 (6 weeks), 1/13 (11 weeks), & 12/13 (9.5 weeks)
I just keep a regular nail file nearby and file nails whenever I notice they need smoothing. Most of the time its while I'm nursing.
Texmati-- Knitter, Hindu, vegetarian, WOHM. Wife to superdad and mom to DS 24 months, and DD 8 months! .
Amy, wife to Paul 5/20/01, SAHM to Daniel 5/23/07, Claire 7/15/09, and Elaine 9/4/12
Me,DH,DS1'95, '98,DSD'03,DD1'07,DD2'09,DS2'12 Living with Fructose Malabsorption Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type 3-Hypermobility.)o( and sometimes I get toif I am lucky.
I agree. Also, you can cut the nails really short. I tried using a file, but it does seem to just sharpen the nails into little daggers.
I only recently started using nail clippers on my son and he's 3. It's just faster and hie has bigger nails now.
I never once cut my daughters pads and if she started to stir, I would stop and try another day. Works great.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" ~~ MLK
I always bit my babies nails. The nails are very soft and easy to chew off, and you can use your mouth to feel how much to bite off. Easy and gentle.
I bite my ds's now too, while he's nursing. It usually takes just a nibble on the edge and then they peel off evenly.
mumma to sweet 7 year old girl
and darling 2 year old guy
Filing took forever, never seemed to get anywhere.
I always do it when dd is sleeping. I use the scissors and cut v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y. I have never nicked nor woken her but if she stirs I wait.
Why doesn't your DH use the magnifier? If you don't move too quickly the baby will startle before you make any cut that is deep enough to be serious.
Me, DH, DD1 (5/2009) and DD2 (10/2011). DS due 6/2015.
I'm not crunchy. I'm evidence-based.
Vaccines save lives.
always while asleep and because asleep you can cut same nail a few times so you don't have to make sure you get it all in first try...that way no bleeding. Also I use baby clippers..bright light to see and make sure bottom of clippers is under nail and top of clippers is pulled back and not over nail bed when clipping. It's very easy when they are asleep on you lap. I cut DS nails ever 5 days.
Cristeen ~ Always remembering our warrior ~ Our is 3, how'd that happen?!?!
We welcomed another warrior in May 2012!!
2012 Decluttering challenge - 575/2012
Mama to my little social butterfly 6/13/09
Update: Baby girl born Nov 19th!
But I was unprepared for DD. Her nail pads are fat, I guess? The whites of the nail are still along the fingertips. Even pushing them back didn't clear enough to cut them.
I took to biting them b/c she would not let me cut them.
Bad idea. Don't bite their nails! B/c guess what, they quickly learn to bite their nails! DD is 15 months and a huge nail biter...