Cutting newborn baby's finger nails

by Tanya Camilleri

When is it ok to start cutting my baby's finger nails?

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Sep 16, 2013
Cutting the nail-story short! :)
by: NewbornHub

Tanya, since a newborn baby starts growing nails inside the mom's womb, her nails should be cut in the middle or end of her first week. After that, check nails after every 2-3 days. Even when they are soft in their early days, they can scratch your little one's delicate skin. Once the nails start hardening, probably after a few weeks, they then start growing at a rather slow/ normal pace.

Also, it is best to either use a baby nail-clipper or rounded scissor specially made for an infant, ideally when your baby is sleeping. The grandma technique of "peeling off" the soft nails in early days of baby does work, but can peel off "too much" of the nail.

Hope it helps :)

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