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Cut Babys 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Am 14 weeks and 1day pregnant is it okay to paint nails or is bad for the baby also can i cut my hair or is it also bad?
Yes, it's ok: Yes, it is ok to paint your nails and to cut your hair while pregnant. ...Read more
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?
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?
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?
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