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Nail care

  • closeup of baby's fingernails

    Use an emery board to smooth out rough edges.

    Babies are born with soft nails. However, they soon dry out, and babies can easily scratch themselves.

    • When your baby is a few days old, smooth any rough edges with an emery board.
    • After a few weeks, use a small nail clipper or baby nail scissors.

    It may be easiest to trim fingernails when your baby is napping.

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