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    I've done it twice. When he was newborn and recently. It got infected the last time and he lost his nail.... I felt so so bad. Constantly reminded of it when I see it hasn't grown out yet. Keep it clean, easier said than done with a toddler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    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.
    thanks. will get some of these.

    yeah it does seem silly that these clippers are intended for babies.

    oh olive oil that sounds terrible. I bet you feel awful

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    Hugs @turquiosecoast.
    Done it here too with dd1.
    Agree with the nail scissors I've had no accidents since.

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    I use a small pair of surgical scissors that i somehow have obtained. They're perfect for fingernails and toenails and i keep them in a special spot

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    I've done it too. Felt so bad. I just put pawpaw cream on it at every nappy change and it healed in a couple of days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOldOwl View Post
    I've done it too. Felt so bad. I just put pawpaw cream on it at every nappy change and it healed in a couple of days.
    I bought a special curash cream specifically designed for abrasions, cuts, chafing etc for use on newborns upwards. will pop some ok tomorrow.

    thanks for all the kind words ladies. I still feel awful but I'll get over it I'm sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    thanks. will get some of these.

    yeah it does seem silly that these clippers are intended for babies.

    oh olive oil that sounds terrible. I bet you feel awful
    Oh... The mum guilt... Not sure we are ever rid of it.

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    We have all been there & done that turquoisecoast. You will be pleasantly surprised at how quick babies skin heals though (and children's skin for that matter). A billion times faster than ours. Would be surprised if there is even a trace of the cut by tomorrow!

    I find clippers and Scissors a PITA for such tiny nails and I bite them for the first few months, while feeding. Better control. It's not like they are getting their hands into anything at that age and they are so so tiny.

    When I clipped DS1 fingertip I took a good visible chunk but he didn't seem to mind. But I felt awful and didn't use the clippers again until he was much older.

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    Yep I have done that to dd when she was a baby. I then started biting them off after a bath when they were soft and clean. Sounds gross but alot of people do/did it!

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    I did it once and there was so much blood. It was awful.

    I still clip them, just very very carefully and away from other distractions.

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