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First time I cut my DD I began ALWAYS doing it the same way. I still do this. I put baby on one knee and hold and clip the other hand then switch baby to other knee and do the other hand. That way I am clipping the nails in the same way I would clip my own. I can see clearly and hold the hand well.
So baby on my right knee, facing out, has me clipping nails on the left hand and vise verse.
amcongdon:It might sound weird or gross but I've just been biting them off when he's nursing. He's occupied and doesn't really fight me. Plus I'm not scared about cutting his hands because you can feel the nails easier.
Lolalipsy: amcongdon:It might sound weird or gross but I've just been biting them off when he's nursing. He's occupied and doesn't really fight me. Plus I'm not scared about cutting his hands because you can feel the nails easier.
I haven't done this yet but it was recommended by a friend.
I tried this as a recommendation from my mil but I find it harder then cutting. Her nails are thin but are very pliable making them hard to bite. I cut her nails when she is sleeping or nursing.
RachelLaree20:I haven't needed to clip them yet, I just file them with a small nail-file every other day and it works well for me and baby doesn't scratch herself. She's only 12 days old though so I'm sure eventually I'll have to clip them when they get harder. I never clip my own nails though, just rip them off or file them down, I don't know why I've just always done it that way.
I do this too. It gets them really short! It works great