When my child was born into the world, I noticed that there are quite long claws on his tiny fingers. There was nothing to mow them at the maternity hospital, and the doctors strictly forbade doing this until the baby was one month old. But the son was constantly scratching himself, so a week later I decided.
First shaving nails
Before the first procedure, I was very worried. The child was very tiny, and I was afraid that I could hurt him. I had no experience in such matters. Fortunately, the baby scissors of the baby seemed to me completely safe.
With one hand, I held the palm and finger of a child, and with my other hand I carefully cut off the first nail. Then it went faster. The kid behaved calmly, and I mowed down the others with more confidence.
But when a couple of months passed, I had only to dream about the calmness of my son during such procedures. When he first tried to cut his nails, he began to flounder, mince with his hands and feet. Therefore, I had to look for new ways of shaving marigolds, convenient for me and safe for the child.
Shaving while you sleep
It was much easier to cut the nails while the child was sleeping. After 5-10 minutes, after he falls asleep, I calmly get down to business. In this case, the hands and feet of the baby are relaxed, so you can slowly, gently cut off the nails, without fear of harming the child. However, sometimes a child wakes up when only a few nails are clipped, which means that other methods are required to complete the procedure.
Often, to mow the nails of a child, I distract his attention with something. This method operates much less frequently than the previous one, but, nevertheless, sometimes I have to use it. Distractions are cartoons, commercials, or children’s videos on TV, games, toys, dad or other relatives.
Help another person
Sometimes you have to ask your father not to distract the baby, but to hold him tightly, not allowing the legs and arms to jerk. We resort to this only in extreme cases. But altogether, without this, unfortunately, does not work.
Another way to use dad’s help is to involve him in the process. I cut my dad’s fingernail, then my son. And so, in turn, both my men become neat and well-groomed.
Shaving while bathing
Our child loves water very much, so during bathing he is always cheerful and calm. This provides an excellent opportunity to cut his fingernails and toenails. In addition, the child’s nails in the water become much softer, so cutting them becomes easier.
Shaving in the car seat
The idea of being able to cut the nails when the baby is in the car seat came to me quite by accident. The whole family went to visit, and the son carefully watched what was happening outside the window. And I decided to use it for my own purposes.
The straps held the child tightly, the environment was distracting, and they managed to cut their nails simply and quickly. Now we often use this method for shaving nails. It is only important that the road is level and we are not disturbed by shaking.
The main thing is not to cause the child to dislike the procedure of postriganization.