How To Cut Children’s Nails – NO TEARS!
There are many ways to cut children’s nails.
Most of them involve (multiple) bribes, threats and/or physical restraint.
There’s the odd occasion when it goes almost smoothly; almost scream free. Then there’s the rest of the time.
Acclimatization – just getting on with it despite the circumstances – as long as you’re in top mental form, is quite possible.
It’s easy to believe that this is just how it’s going to be – until of course they’re safely cutting their own nails.
That being many tears away.
Bringing a glimmer of hope to this situation, dermatologists tell us they can trim their own when they’re 9 or 10!
…Does that make you hopeful?
That’s a decade!
Well, maybe you’ve had enough.
Maybe you’d like to cut your little one’s nails with no tears at all?
– Well, that’s just what we call it.
How to cut children’s nails, NO TEARS.
Three simple steps…
When you’re just starting out, you probably need to do one at a time and let them get right in there trying to pull them off afterwards. I can assure you an 18 month old is as enthralled as a 7 year old!
I sigh at myself if I cut a bit too far and finish the job… Then we talk about me trying harder on the next nail! I’ll be honest, it’s taken a bit of practice. Miss 4 was a very patient hand model. And getting 10 ”Tiger Nails” that’s a major success.
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A tear free nail cut and a tear free night 🙂