Many parents feel that it’s safer to cut their baby’s nails instead of risking a cut with clippers or scissors. This may be because they’ve accidentally cut their baby’s finger in the past or because they’ve had a friend or relative recommend this method.
You shouldn’t bite your baby’s fingernails
Although it may seem like an easier solution, it’s best not to bite your baby’s nails. Some of the reasons why include:
- Your mouth is one of the most germ filled parts of your body. This is why medical professionals (especially dentists) recommend not sharing eating food or utensils with young children.
- Your baby can get an infection. It only takes a small cut in baby’s finger to develop an infection.
- Your baby can get hangnails. Biting off a nail can leave a sharp edge or pull down too far into the nailbed.