Babies' nails can be different lengths at birth and grow at different
rates. As you bathe your baby, check the length of his or her nails. Trim the
nails if they extend beyond his or her fingertips, to prevent
A baby's nails can be clipped or cut. Clip your baby's nails after
his or her bath when they are softer. You may need someone to help you hold
your baby. Your baby's nails can be clipped when he or she is asleep. Use the
same precautions. General guidelines for nail care include the
October 7, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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