Baby Nail Care
Babies Nail Care
Today, I would like to tell you about how I do nail care for newborns and babies. What do you need to pay attention to, before publishing the article I did some research for important points.
Clearly, when you come home from the hospital, the first thing that comes to mind is not to nail care, but after a few days, you can see how those thin nails grow fast. At least that was our way. Most newborns do not need to do nail cutting in the first weeks, but sometimes babies born with extended nails need nail care in a short time. Here we know that this process should be done in a way that we fear.
Newborn Hand Cleaning and Care
First of all, I would like to give you a warning. Newborn babies should wear gloves during the first 6-7 weeks. They can scratch their faces with their hands and they can also damage their eyes. I would especially recommend this to new parents. We used the socks of the newborn sets to be a little bigger than the gloves inside. It was actually more useful than gloves. Although the gloves come out of their hands very often, we have never had trouble. In the meantime, of course, the gloves will not remain in their hands, occasionally without removing their hands and ventilated. As you already know, babies’ hands become slightly damp. You must always vent. You can even clean your hands with water-based wet mediles or freshly wetted cotton or mouth gauze with drinking water. So some sources have information such as a soapy cloth, but this is what our doctor told us. That’s why we maintained it in this way. It’s also ridiculous to put soap or a different chemical in the hands of a baby who has just been born. Do not forget to dry your hands thoroughly after cleaning.
First Nail Cutting
I don’t remember how many days after I cut my daughter’s first nails after her birth, but I was so worried I could. But don’t be afraid, it’s not a big deal. You can relax. There are a few points you should pay attention to.
- You should do hand cleaning before nail cutting. Cleaning your baby and your own hand.
- Clean the nail scissors.
- After the nail cut again, perform nail and hand cleaning.
Your hands should be clean before you start cutting the nails. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 30 seconds in a hygienic hand wash. In my opinion, this is not only a special case for nail cutting,but you also should pay attention to all your contacts with your baby. After cleaning your own hand, just clean your baby’s hand with water. In this way, if your baby gets injured during cutting, you will take precautions to avoid getting germs.
I clean my daughter’s nail scissors and ours with alcohol that I used to clean up after every cut from the pharmacy. I paid more attention to this, especially in my daughter’s first year. If there is no alcohol at home, I wash it with cologne after I wipe it with wet wipes. Then take off on a clean napkin and leave with dry. After it dries, I put it in a box I reserved for it. Some nail care sets that are already sold for newborns can use them in their boxes.
After cutting the nail, you should definitely wipe your baby’s hands, especially the underside of the nails. In this way, you can eliminate newly emerged bacteria.
How should I cut your nails?
She’s asleep after the bath. In my experience, it’s the healthiest. I cut her nails very comfortably when my daughter is asleep. The nails are also softened because of the bath. In addition, during this period of relaxation, movement is quite reduced so that you do not fall tired of to be control her movements. In fact, he’s four years old now and we’re still doing the same. She hasn’t seen her nails cut yet.
First of all, the tips of the baby nail clippers are already quite small. This will prevent the nail from sticking. You should cut the fingernails curved just like in adults and the toenails with a flat tip. Do not wait too long for the nails to be cut and do not go too deep when cutting. So I recommend you cut it frequently and fine. There are special nail files prepared for babies that you can use after cutting to avoid the roughness of the nail tips. Obviously, we did not use much. Personally, I don’t think it’s harmful, but I don’t think it’s necessary. You can already make a clean cut with a nice nail clipper.
Unfortunately, I cannot give you clear information as to the cutting frequency and waiting time. You will establish this order after you hold your baby.
Below I would like to give examples of the products you can buy for baby nail care. These are compiled as ideas from the products you can find on the market or the internet.