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    Default I'm a terrible mum :(

    I was trimming my DD's nails while she was asleep on my lap with her baby clippers. I got her took a gouge of skin off where the side of her nail is. I hate trimming her nails as it is and I'm so cautious. Obviously not cautious enough

    How much pain have I put her in?

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    It's ok I did that too. I felt horrible but he was over it pretty quickly, felt terrible though
    I now use nail scissors to nick the end of his nail and then peel it.

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    How bad was it? Did it bleed did she wake up screaming?? It's most likely ok, I'd put savlon on it and a bandsid if you need to, I'm sure she will be fine! We've all cut too close before I'm sure xxx she's probably fine hon

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    DH and I have both done that too. It's an awful feeling but it doesn't seem to cause much pain - or lasting pain anyway.

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    She woke up crying its just red now, didn't bleed too much. It's exposed though so I'll do the bandaid idea I think. Ugh

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    I always did that I used clippers and yes it would bleed and yes she would cry so I've resorted to biting them.off while shes feeding. It works so im happy. Lol.

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    You're not terrible. It's easy to do.

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    oh your not terrible! but it is a terrible feeling, the first time i ever cut DD nails i got her and in the next moment the power went out and it was a dark rainy evening and DH was out, there was blood everywhere. rushed accross to the neighbor who had power but it was a horrible feeling at the time. she healed, as did I.

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    I did this too once....never forgave myself, its horrid hey..

    From then on I very gently filed her nails down with a soft file when she was asleep....

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    I did this too... twice! After the second time I gave up on nail clippers. The maternal and child healthcare nurse recommended using a gentle nail file instead but I found I got nowhere with it. So I started using baby nail scissors instead. I haven't had a single accident with them and I've been using them regularly for a couple of months now.


 

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