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Trimming your little one’s nails can be a bit scary, especially at first. But keeping nails short is important to your baby’s safety. Because they lack muscle control, infants can easily scratch and cut their own delicate skin while happily waving their hands and feet.
It’s also important to keep babies’ nails trimmed once they start interacting and playing with other kids who could be scratched, especially in childcare settings.
Some parents find it easier to accomplish the nail-trimming task with a partner: one person holding the baby to keep the little one from squirming and the other trimming the nails.
First, find a good position that allows you easy access to your baby’s hands. This may mean placing your baby in your lap, sitting with him or her in a rocker, or even waiting until your baby’s asleep. Make sure you are in an area with good lighting so that you can see what you’re doing.
However, if you’re hesitant to try baby nail scissors or clippers and your baby will stay still long enough to cooperate, you can use an emery board to file the nails down without the risk of giving your little one any nicks.
Because babies’ nails tend to grow quickly from infancy to toddlerhood, they may need to be trimmed as often as once or twice a week. Some newborns need their nails to be trimmed even more often than that during the first few weeks of life.
Choosing baby products can be confusing, but one consideration must never be compromised: your little one’s safety.
Here’s a quick guide to an important part of feeding a baby – burping.
Once a baby arrives, it can seem as if the laundry doubles! Many parents think they need to use baby detergent to clean their baby’s clothes, but in most cases, this isn’t necessary.
These guidelines on breastfeeding and bottle feeding can help you know what’s right for you and your baby.
Play is the primary way that infants learn how to move, communicate, socialize, and understand their surroundings. And during the first month of life, your baby will learn by interacting with you.
A newborn’s growth and development is measured from the moment of birth. Find out if your baby’s size is normal, and what to expect as your baby grows.
Bonding, the intense attachment that develops between you and your baby, is completely natural. And it’s probably one of the most pleasurable aspects of infant care.
If you’re a first-time parent, put your fears aside and get the basics in this guide about burping, bathing, bonding, and other baby-care concerns.
Newborn babies donât yet have a sense of day and night. They wake often to eat â no matter what time it is.
Find out what this doctor’s checkup will involve a few days after your baby is born.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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