I've avoided clipping his nails for this very reason but they're so long and the poor thing keeps scratching his face. I've tried filing but it took ages and it's hard when he fidgets. as he was going off to sleep today I got out the baby nail clipper (ironically the brand is called safety first lol) and off I went. cut most of his fingernails successfully but nicked some skin on his thumb. it bled a bit but he's screaming, so it obviously hurts. I've put a band aid on it and a mitten over the hand so he can't agitate it but he's still very upset.
anyone else done this? what can I do for the pain? is baby panadol ok? I don't want to give him panadol if he doesn't need it, but I want to take away his pain too.
I feel frucking awful