Trimming baby’s nail, should or shouldn’t? Let’s decide by viewing 3 reasons below.
Trimming the baby’s nail could be the last thing you consider when caring for a baby. There are some reasons people don’t want to do so. For example, baby’s nails are very delicate so trimming can hurt them. Or, they don’t know how because babies won’t stay still while we’re trying to do it.
However, we should see the opposite. There are some benefits of it that matter more than small infections or baby’s agreement.
Three reasons why
Keep baby safe
We all know that the baby’s skin is very sensitive. It could go red right away when anything scratches by. Babies sometimes hurt themselves by scratching too hard on an itchy spot.
We cannot do anything to stop this action of intuition but trimming the nails can help.
No nails, no hard scratches.
We know that some adults stop this situation by keeping the babies to wear gloves. But will you do that even in summer? That’s very not fair to the baby.
It’s undeniable that long nails can keep bacteria inside no matter who you are, babies or adults. However, adults have pedicures done very easily every week but there’s no such kind of service for newborns.
Even worse, many children lick their fingertips to soothe themselves from hunger. And adults like touching baby’s fingers anytime they cuddle with them.
By those actions, we’re sure that long baby nail surely contains quite many bacteria, infections and so on.
So, why not trim them?
Stop bad habit
This is for the mother because we don’t expect baby biting their nails with no teeth.
Quite many moms have the nail-biting habit. We usually see their nails completely dull. They would do the same thing to their babies with the idea that biting nail is safer than using a metal tool.
But no, she can spread germs from her mouth and even the baby is hers, it’s still a chance of infection.
By the way, nail-biting is a bad habit.
But if you are not over the scare of hurting your baby while trimming her nail, we have some notice to take.
Let’s do it when she goes to sleep. At that time, she won’t move or cry out and you can nail this job by not cutting in her fingers.
The even more perfect condition is light. Let’s fill your vision with enough light so you won’t mistake the finger with nails. Baby nails are very thin and as pink as her skin. Mistaking them is understandable.
After finishing trimming, you should put on some disinfection liquid to keep it clean.
As can be seen, trimming baby nail is very important and healthy.
It won’t take us hours every week like a pedicure in adults but maybe just a few minutes every month. Baby nails grow very slowly.
If you get enough preparations, everything is going to be fine.