Many Parents Dread Trimming Baby’s Finger and Toe Nails – I Did

The [amazon_link id=”B00AEUCC16″ target=”_blank”  rel=”nofollow”]Zo-li nail trimmer[/amazon_link] is an alternative solution for trimming your baby’s finger nails.  It is an gentle electric nail file.  I wish that I had this when my youngest was a baby.  It is a fairly new item and it looks like a great way to trim finger and toe nails without worrying about accidentally cutting them too short or nicking their skin.

You can also use baby sized clippers or an emery board to trim your baby’s nails.

How did you trim your baby’s nails?


11 responses to “Many Parents Dread Trimming Baby’s Finger and Toe Nails – I Did”

  1. Roz K. Walker Avatar

    Good advice. I was very nervous about cutting my first child’s nails. As an infant, I would wait until she was asleep to cut them. As she got older, maybe 8 – 10 months old, I found that the clipper fascinated her. So, I would hold her hand or foot up so she could see me cutting her nails. She would stay absolutely still, focusing on the clippers. After that day, I never had problems cutting her nails. I did the same for my son and he also responded the same way. To this day they love getting their nails clipped.

    1. Christy Avatar

      It does get easier when your baby gets older. Their nails aren’t as thin either.

  2. DelSheree Avatar

    I know I always dreaded it! I was always worried of clipping too far. I actually tried a few of the products you mentioned and they did make it easier and less stressful. I’m so glad someone came up with them!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I always used those tiny baby nail clippers.

  3. Lexie Lane Avatar

    I trim my son’s when he’s asleep. It’s the only time he won’t fight back!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Great idea, Lexie.

  4. Sharon Avatar

    Oh man, they come out with all the cool stuff AFTER my babies grow up. Dang nab it!

    I used to wait until my kids were asleep before I nicked them with the clippers.

    Thanks goodness they heal a lot faster than adults 🙂

    1. Karen Dawkins Avatar

      It’s not too late to add more. Just think, we could have a baby shower allowing gifts of items invented 2013 or later! You’d be the hippest new mom out there.

    2. Christy Avatar

      Yes, they do seem to heal faster than we do. I know they come out with cool products even after my youngest was born. Not fair…lol.

  5. Karen Dawkins Avatar

    I dreaded it too… so I made my hubby do it. He’s a doctor, so I was just putting all that education to practical, good use. 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      Good thinking Karen. 🙂