Have you ever noticed how quickly baby’s fingernails grow? And when they do grow in, they are the sharpest things ever. The one baby task that I absolutely do not like doing is cutting fingernails. I cringe every single time I have to cut Avery’s nails. I try to put it off as long as possible, but between the fear of her scratching herself and her digging into my skin when I am nursing her, there just comes a point when I have to just suck it up and cut them.
The only problem with cutting them is that Avery seems to hate it just as much as I do. She wiggles, attempts to pulls her hands away, and even tries to grab the fingernail clippers. It is usually not a very pretty sight because I am trying to concentrate on cutting her nails and not her finger all while trying to keep her still and distracted.
A couple of days ago, it was finally time for a nail trim for Avery and I knew that I needed to get a new strategy in order to make this process easier on both of us. It only took two little girls and three years, but I finally figured out a way to make cutting nails easier for both me and my baby.
Check out my tips after the jump!
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