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What is the best way to cut baby nails?

What is the best way to cut baby nails?

Sandpaper: I find a simple piece of find sandpaper is very effective at taking off the excess without risking cuts or removing skin. Scissors have taken the end off infant's finger when they moved unexpectedly and nail clippers leave sharp edges. Emory boards remove as much skin as nail. A 1 inch by 2-3 inch sheet of loose sandpaper will last forever and do the job well. ...Read more

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How do I cut my baby's nails?

How do I cut my baby's nails?

Sandpaper: A grandmother showed me this trick decades ago. I use a simple 1X3 inch piece of heavy duty (wet/dry) sandpaper in 100-180 grit.If you use it free form to file the nails it can do the job in less than a minute on both hands.The paper conforms to the curves better than a file and using it lightly assures you won't injure the skin. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an infant to have blue nails?

Is it normal for an infant to have blue nails?

No: Blue nails may be realted to cardiac function. This is called cyanosis and is an indicator of inability of heart to oxygenate the blood due to possible cardiac defect. It may also be related to an entity known as osteogensis imperfecta. This is an obnormality of skeletal formation. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat minor scrapes for 2 month old babies? (she sratches herself and has sharp nails).Neosporin, betadine?

What can I use to treat minor scrapes for 2 month old babies? (she sratches herself and has sharp nails).Neosporin, betadine?

Vaseline / Aquaphor: I recommend using topical petrolatum ointment (vaseline or a brand named aquaphor) this is safe to use and heals scrapes and scratches quickly. Using topical neosporin or betadine increases the risk of developing an allergy later in life. You could also use coconut oil as it has antiseptic properties and will not harm your baby. ...Read more

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I cut my baby's finger with the nail clippers. It bleed for a while & i think it has stopped. I put a bandaid on it. How to i know it's stopped bleed?

I cut my baby's finger with the nail clippers. It bleed for a while & i think it has stopped. I put a bandaid on it. How to i know it's stopped bleed?

Bleeding finger: As with any abrasion or minor scrape, most of this bleeding stops when bandaged as you have done. That means that basically if there's not blood running from the wound it's probably okay, but if there is flesh hanging someplace on the wound you should have it checked definitely in an emergency room! ...Read more

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My mom cut my baby's finger tip on accident while clipping her nails but it hasnt stopped bledding should I take her to the ER?

My mom cut my baby's finger tip on accident while clipping her nails but it hasnt stopped bledding should I take her to the ER?

How long ago?: Using a wet gauze or cloth, or vaseline, so it will not get glued to the cut, apply pressure and do not let up, do not look at it for 5 minutes. Get professional help if BRISK bleeding persists. Possible bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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I had a Dtap shot after I had a baby 5yrs ago.And boosters before that.Yesterday I cut myself on a rusty nail,drew a little blood.Chances of Tetanus?

I had a Dtap shot after I had a baby 5yrs ago.And boosters before that.Yesterday I cut myself on a rusty nail,drew a little blood.Chances of Tetanus?

It is good for 10 yr: Working in urgent care our routine is to administer a tetanus booster to anyone who has a cut such as yours (puncture with dirty instrument) if the last booster was over 5 years. In your case it would probably be wise to get the booster. ...Read more

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Baby stuck finger deep in my nose and her nail cut inside. It caused a lot of bleeding, stopped shortly after. Alcohol and Neosporin. Risk of sepsis?

Baby stuck finger deep in my nose and her nail cut inside. It caused a lot of bleeding, stopped shortly after. Alcohol and Neosporin. Risk of sepsis?

Mucosal injury: The inside of your nose is lined with many small blood vessels that carry infection fighting white blood cells making it very hard to get infected in this area. You should be fine. ...Read more

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How to cut the nails correctly?

How to cut the nails correctly?

Straight: Cut them straight across do not round the corners. ...Read more