As you're aware of baby's finger and toe nails should be kept trim, even though they are fragile. It's best not to use clippers or scissors. Just bite them away gently. Much safer and recommendable
Oct 05, 2015 @ 04:02 pm

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Personally, I am against biting off their nails, simply because our mouth is so germ infested that if we would mistakenly cause a laceration, the germs could cause infections, some that could be very serious. That's a risk I wouldn't want to take.

If the baby is squirming all the time and this makes you nervous to cut them with a nail cutter or file, another suggestion would be to place mittens on their hands for the time being and wait until they are sleeping and then cut them.

Oct 05, 2015 @ 04:29 pm


I respect your input prettyraimbow However, as most medical practicioners recommend this method.just thought I'd pass it on. We all can't agree all the time.
Oct 05, 2015 @ 11:52 pm


That's true... It surprises me though that pediatricians would recommend doing this. However, if doctors are recommending this, I'm sure there are lots of mothers out there who are doing this and their babies are just fine. Maybe I'm being too paranoid, but I still don't think I would take that risk. It's a personal choice, I guess... Thanks for bringing up the topic. It's an interesting one!
Oct 06, 2015 @ 01:27 am


No,prettyrainbow you're not paranoid.There is nothing wrong with your preference, and I like your input. You are going to do what you think is right, and you are to be commended; stick to your choices, noone elses.
Oct 06, 2015 @ 01:32 am


interesting debate actually

2 very good points of view
Oct 06, 2015 @ 08:00 am


I enjoyed reading both of you opinions on the subject. Not having my own children I am not sure of the answer I am going to ask my sister what she did. Have a nice night. Everyone.
Oct 06, 2015 @ 06:13 pm


Yes I agree with you it is much safer for the baby so they don't scratch themselves.
Oct 06, 2015 @ 07:47 pm

is this new

my docters did not tell me to bite my babies nails off... im sorry but i do find that a lil odd being that our mouths are so full of germs as well as the babies nails... either way i wouldnt do that to my grand kids really interested in this concept now... i will look it up to settle my own doubts.. ... thanks for info...
Oct 06, 2015 @ 08:38 pm


Hope you're not upset; not worth it. Just do whatever you feel is the best. Look it up; it's not meant for everyone. Just mentioned it because a lot of people do this. Sorry blubie
Oct 06, 2015 @ 09:33 pm

not upset!!

not upset just was a lil confused..i looked it up and some things said no way never bite them off and others said it doenst cause any issues... moms that do it didnt seem to report any issues other than one saying she bite it to short and it bleed.. .. its a personel choice ... lol but i still wouldnt do it..
Oct 06, 2015 @ 09:38 pm

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