Trimming Baby's Nails

Trimming your newborn's nails can be a terror-filled task for new parents.  Those fingers are so tiny, and the skin at the fingertip often grows into the base of the nail, making it easy to nick when trimming.  This task is best accomplished when your infant is in a deep sleep.  Have at the ready an infant nail clipper and a fine nail file.  Use the clipper to trim the uppermost, free part of the nail.  For a closer trim, and to get rid of sharp edges, use the nail file next.  Click here for a great video demonstrating good technique.