What Fingernail Clippers Are Best For Babies?

Your baby's fingernails and toenails will grow like proverbial weeds. You will need to trim baby nails regularly to prevent them from tearing or causing infection. These baby nail trimming products are great choices.

American Red Cross Deluxe Nail Clipper With Magnifier

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Sometimes the trouble with trimming your baby's nails has to do with being able to see what you are doing. The American Red Cross Deluxe Nail Clipper has a magnifying glass tucked inside the handle to help assist you. Sized perfectly for little fingers, the stainless steel curved blade will provide clean cuts as you trim baby's nails. These clippers can work wonders in clipping toenails or in getting a better view of any ingrown nails.

Amazon, $2.99

Safety First Sleepy Baby Nail Clippers With Light

One of the best tips I can offer for clipping your baby's nails is to clip them while she is sleeping. This may mean needing to clip nails in dim lighting. Solution: get nail clippers with a built-in light, like these from Safety First. An extended handle and chunkier design also help to make trimming baby nails even a bit easier.

Japonesque Baby Manicure Tools

Ok, these little suckers are just too cute for words if you ask me.

If you have a slightly older baby who needs to be entertained while they receive their mini-mani or pedicure, well then, Japonesque Baby is totally the way to go. They have the cutest designs in trimmers, nail scissors, files, combs - you name it. Little critters can munch away at your baby's fingernails. You might find your baby actually enjoys having her nails trimmed by one of these little fellas.

Amazon, $15

iPlay Green Sprouts Fingernail Trimmers

I really find the design of the iPlay Green Sprouts Fingernail Trimmers to be rather ideal. A looped finger grip slips over the index finger to help keep a tight grip on the tool. I can't tell you the number of times my clumsy big fingers slipped when using other dinky baby nail clippers. Further, some parents complain that stainless steel handles are slippier than ones with polypropylene, like this one.

Amazon, $5.06

Zo-li Buzz B. Baby Nail Trimmer

All right, so it isn't a nail trimmer. I'll give you that. But the electric Zo-li Buzz B. Baby Nail Trimmer is certainly worth a second look.

What it is - an oscillating nail file. It won't accidentally clip your baby's skin, but instead files down the nail to the desired length. It comes with 4 removable filing pads. The pads are color coded to suit your babies age. As your baby gets older her nails will thicken, and you'll need a more coarse file. This battery operated tool might be the right choice for you, particularly if you are nervous about using traditional clippers.

Amazon, $30

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