cutting toe and finger nails

Jaime - posted on 06/16/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My two year old still fights me (literally screaming and kicking) about cutting his nails, particularly his toe nails. Any tips or ideas to make it less of a fight?? I justworry because he is finally reaching doorknobs and when he closes the doors he catches his toes under the door and is really cracking his toenails, so I want to be sure they aren't getting too too long and that I am able to clip off the cracked part without hurting him during a struggle. .

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Jessica - posted on 06/16/2009

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Try to make it a group thing, do your nails at the same time. I really have never had a problem with mine so I'm not sure where exactly to go with this but I have four kiddos and they learn from each other. Maybe having dad do it sometimes or let him help to cut yours.

Jacarda - posted on 06/16/2009

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this task is very challenging no matter the age, it's best to do this while they're alsleep

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