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Baby Manicure (Overview)

Newborn fingernails and toenails are usually soft and flexible, but can cause injuries to the infant. Newborn infants do not yet have control of their arm, hand, finger, leg, or foot movements, and may inadvertently claw at their face. Nails that are ragged or extend beyond the tip of the finger can cause scratches to the face and eyes.


Baby Manicure (Overview)

Newborn fingernails and toenails are usually soft and flexible, but can cause injuries to the infant. Newborn infants do not yet have control of their arm, hand, finger, leg, or foot movements, and may inadvertently claw at their face. Nails that are ragged or extend beyond the tip of the finger can cause scratches to the face and eyes.


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Can I give manicures while pregnant?

Can I give manicures while pregnant?

Yes: The only problems with manicures are the chemical fumes. Just make sure that the area in which you are working is well-ventilated. If you start feeling headachy or dizzy, go get some fresh air. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Vaccinate for hepatitis B prior to hospital discharge
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Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's first doctor exam for two to four days after hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's well exam and vaccinations for age two months
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What does a manicure infection look like?

What does a manicure infection look like?

Paronychia: You are probably thinking about paronychia. Wikipedia has a good picture: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/paronychia. ...Read more

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Can I have a shellac manicure while im pregnant?

Can I have a shellac manicure while im pregnant?

Yes: There is no harm in having a manicure or in the use of these products - there is no absorption of anything through the nails themselves. The only problem might be an intolerance of the fumes, so you could ask for a small fan to direct the fumes away from your face. ...Read more

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Having a Baby Through Surrogacy (Checklist)

Get legal advice and make sure all documentation is complete
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Choose a candidate and do a thorough interview
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Choose a reputable company
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Participate in prenatal care with the surrogate
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What are some medical conditions should I be concerned about before i get a manicure or pedicure?

What are some medical conditions should I be concerned about before i get a manicure or pedicure?

Clean Instruments: If the instruments used are not yours, you should make sure that they are properly cleaned prior to use. It is possible that dirty instruments could spread bacteria and cause bacterial and fungal infections from person to person. ...Read more

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I got a manicure and my skin was cut, i now have a growth that that sometimes bleeds if i aggregate it. It also appears to get larger if injured.

I got a manicure and my skin was cut, i now have a growth that that sometimes bleeds if i aggregate it.  It also appears to get larger if injured.

Pyogenic granuloma: Although i cannot be sure without examining you it sounds like you might have one. These can be induced by trauma, and frequently bleed. You should see a dermatologist regarding this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a manicure done while i'm pregnant?

Yes.: Overall, it is safe to have a manicure during pregnancy. Smells of the salon may be annoying, make you sick, give you a headache. Some nail polishes may not be safe, especially if they contain phthalate, or if any products are used that contain toluene or formaldehyde. also make sure the tools are sterilized appropriately or the manicurist uses disposable one-time tools. Better do it at home. ...Read more

Manicure (Definition)

During pregnancy, you may do all your normal activities, including normal nail care. There is a small concern of exposure to solvents used in nail polish remover, however, so women may wish to minimize or avoid entirely the use of ...Read more