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How to trim a baby’s fingernails

Last Modified: February 16, 2023

Family Medicine, Women & Children

A baby’s nails begin to grow well before being born, which is why many newborns are ready for a mini manicure within their first week of life. But tackling the task of trimming your infant’s tiny nails can be a bit nerve-racking. To help ease those fears, Nicole Pitts, PA, PPG – Pediatrics, walks us through the basics of baby nail trimming while highlighting a few do’s and don’ts along the way.

Reaching out for help

Don't hesitate to contact your child's pediatric provider or nurse if you have further questions or concerns about trimming your baby's nails. They are available and ready to answer your questions and help when needed! 

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