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
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24-04-2016 13:32 #1
nicked my bub's thumb whilst clipping his nails!! :'(
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24-04-2016 13:33 #2
I think most people have done it. Hugs it's not nice.
You can give panadol but if it were me I'd chuck Bub on the boob to distract them and I think you'll find he'll settle and forget about it pretty quick.
24-04-2016 13:36 #3
Oh and I tend to bite there nails when there little but I honestly don't do it that often
24-04-2016 13:43 #4
Yup I've done it! On the first nail I cut. Honestly I think I was more upset than DD. I'm too scared to cut them now so I bite them off or DF does it. If your little man is upset still panadol won't hurt, not sure if it would help though.
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24-04-2016 13:47 #6
I've put it off for so bloody long (he's 8 weeks) and filing seems useless as they're long again within what seems like a few days!
his toe nails I've never had to cut since birth, they seem to grow really slowly. but his fingernails are like tiny razors!
I feel like he's looking at me thinking "you b.tch" 😥
24-04-2016 14:12 #7
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24-04-2016 14:19 #8Senior Member
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I've done it too 😁 the very first time I clipped DDs nails. I think she was 6 weeks old, up til then DH had been biting them down. I got her little finger and it bled. She cried but I think I was more upset than she was. I refused to clip them for ages after that but I'm actually quite good at it now and I do them twice a week as they grow so fast and still so sharp. She doesn't scratch herself so much anymore but she scratches me instead!
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24-04-2016 14:21 #9
I think most parents have done it, and felt terrible about if for ages! I think I've clipped both kids once or twice. Try biting as others suggested. Sometimes you can just get an edge and peel them off too.
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24-04-2016 14:24 #10
I did it accidentally to DS when he was a baby. I loathe those clippers, I don't know why they market them to parents, they're so dangerous!
I tossed the clippers and now only use these:
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They're Manicare brand, I think they were called baby scissors.
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