A baby’s hands and feet need care and attention too. Starting from keeping their hands and feet warm yet comfortable, to caring for their nails.
While buying mittens and booties for your baby make sure they are soft and not tight fitting for your baby. Gears for hands and feet of the baby needs to provide room for the baby’s toes and fingers to move. The mittens and booties should be of breathable and absorbent fabric as babies feet perspire more. You should allow some time in the day for your baby to be bare foot and without mittens as it allows them to flex and move their hands and feet while learning vital movements. Do not be in a hurry to make your baby wear tiny soft shoes as only wearing booties or socks will help keep them warm and allow movement.
Nail care for babies for their hands and toes are important as not only they become grimy but often are the reason of those big red scratches on your baby’s face. Fingernails of babies grow at a fast rate while toe nails take time to grow. Since a baby has no control on his movements, nails are often a cause of scratches on the baby’s skin as well as the mothers. It is a huge task to cut the nails of a baby as they cannot sit still and keep flailing their limbs.
A great time to cut your baby’s nails is when he/she is sleeping as it allows you to do the task without any fidgety movements. Also nails become soft after a bath so post bath time is a good idea to cut your baby’s nails. Be extremely cautious while cutting your baby’s nails as it is quite easy to cut into a baby’s skin.
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