Laura Zoey - posted on 10/12/2011 ( 26 moms have responded )
Eric is a perfect child practically, he is pretty much everything I want him to be. A little whiny, a little dramatic, a little hyper but overall he's amazing.
But when I reach for that nail clippers he turns into a wild animal.
I've asked for help a few times before here and different communities but it's getting worse every time
He used to let me do his fingers no hassle
And his toenails were a bit of a fight but in the end he would relax and let me after some convincing
But it's gotten way worse.
Now he won't let me do his nails either, he utterly refuses and fights and screams.
He only let's me do his fingers if I'm trying to do his toes after fighting toes for a while he will offer his fingers in trade I guess. Even then he will only let me do 1-3 fingers before he refuses again.
I've tried SO many things.
I tried doing 1 nail every night.
I've tried not touching his foot until he gives it to me and I tried to convince him to let me explaining his nails were long and dirty and could hurt him or cut his sock.
I tried rewarding him by painting a freshly cut nail with polish but it only helped on the fingers and still only 1-3 at a time.
I'm wondering if he has some sort of sensory issue.
He hates me doing alot of grooming stuff but nothing like this. Hair washing is a breeze in comparison.
To cut one toe nail it took 10 min of him screaming and crying and fighting kicking me and pushing me.
I have NO idea what I should do.
My only options is to completely strong arm him and force him to comply or to ignore his nails and let them get long and dirty and nasty.
I'm seriously considering calling the dr and seeing about a referral to some soecialist in something. Idk, is there a toe nail specialist!
What do I do. Please anyone have any advise?