Nail Care Tips for Your Little One
Having a child and caring for their every need is a challenge that parents must win at every day.
Hygiene is an essential part of this care. However, sometimes we overlook some key factors in this hygiene routine. One of these is cleaning your child’s nails. When they are young, it can be a bigger challenge to trim and clean their nails. But this job is up to the parent until the child is at least 9-10 years of age. This is due to the sharpness of the instruments and the control required.
Nails can contain a thousand different bacteria and be a home to many viruses. This is the reason why we advise mommies and daddies to take care of their nail care hygiene along with their young ones.
Once a week
This is a good rule of thumb when cutting your little one’s nails. This makes sure their nails are trimmed to ensure they do not scratch themselves. Even children can cause damage by accidentally scratching themselves or others. If you are nervous about trimming their nails frequently, then file the sharp edges and save a few times you might need to trim.
Toenails grow slower so these need to be cut halfway through the month or once each month.
Parents must also take care to keep their nails short to avoid accidentally scratching toddlers and to prevent germs from spreading when feeding and cleaning the toddler.
Make sure any instances of nail biting are curbed in the very beginning as this can lead to serious health issues and even cause damage to teeth. It is normal for toddlers to bite their nails occasionally but in school-aged children, this can be a sign of anxiety.
You can use bitter polish to discourage the nibbling at nails or cut the nails too short to nibble at and use distraction when they do this in front of you.
This method works for children above 3 years of age. Children can ask mothers for painting their nails when they observe this.
Instead of denying it and risking a tantrum, a good option is to simply get them their own! This allows them to take care of their nails and even if those nails make to the mouth, the non-toxic nail polish won’t cause any harm.
Even for mothers, it is a good idea to opt for brands that are known for non-toxic nail paints to ensure that children are kept away from any toxic fumes and products.
We at ShuShu Kids care about you and your little ones. We’ve invested in extensive research to come up with the safest products in a range of colors that both you and your precious one can use.
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