Does anyone have instructions on how to cut an infant’s fingernails? How can this task be so difficult? Maybe it’s the instrument we are using; I doubt it because it looks like regular fingernail clippers. Just smaller. Much smaller. The minute Oster sees them he wails his arms and immediately throws himself backward. Odd behavior for someone who LOVED getting his nails clipped not so long ago. That’s right; when Oster was younger he let me cut them anytime and anywhere. He even put his fingers out for me and watched intently as I did my job. Sadly, the moment he reached 9 months old, it’s been an ongoing battle.
I now have to cut one finger at different times of the day. I distract him with a book, sneak it in after he eats a snack, and while he is engrossed in playing (sometimes he doesn’t even feel me gently grab his hand). But no way can I cut them all at once. No Way!
Well, at least I’m able to get one hand done throughout the course of a day. Thank goodness there are 7 days in a week. I get a 5-day break from my job as a nail technician!