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Little one, you grow so fast! What started out as a mad dash to get a clean pair of jammie-jams turned into a full mommy meltdown. Apparently, I have to accept the fact that too often I push past your 3 month outfits in the drawer. They far out number the clothes that actually fit you. Like the cute little dress you wore only one time (NB size) that still sits in the corner of your drawer. It's the same dress that none of your three older sister ever wore because they outgrew it too soon. I will cherish that one time you wore it forever, but alas it must join the overwhelming pile that is growing on the floor around me. Mommy is just not ready to see 6 month clothes yet, but you really need something to wear. I guess it would be faster to open the bag of clothes I had set aside just for you. Oh, I remember this outfit! It has gone through all three of your sisters. Wow it fits! Adorable! I wonder what else is in here. Gosh! This one with the butterfly on the bottom is too big still. Oh, you will look so cute in that one once it fits...
With each outfit bringing back a flood of memories, new ones will be made as you wear them & I will cherish them always. <3
Trimming your newborns nails can be a daunting task.
Often, newborns have pretty long, sharp nails that will scratch their pretty little cherub cheeks if they aren't trimmed in some way. As a first time parent many years ago, I remember holding my precious babe while in the hospital and attempting to trim her nails, I got to the second tiny finger and clipped her. She was bleeding and I felt like the worse mother on the PLANET! After shedding some tears of my own I continued on and it happened again. I cried some more and gave up. I put some pretty little mittens on her and called it a day.
What I didn't know is that baby's nails are fused to their skin on their fingers and toes. What does that mean? With kids and adults you can cut below the fingertips, with newborns you can not go below their fingertips or it will bleed.
The easiest way to trim a baby's nails is to use a baby emery board (aka baby nail file.)
Make sure baby is in a deep sleep.
Press the baby's finger pad away from their nail and file gently.
Make sure there are no jagged edges and try to keep the nails rounded.
Voila! Your baby's manicure is complete.
There are a couple of other methods you can try if you do not want to file:
Some moms choose to bite the baby's fingernails.
If you do choose to trim with nail clippers I recommend the baby safety clippers with the magnifying glass at the end. ;)
If you do end up nicking baby with the clippers, don't worry, they will be alright! It's part of learning the art of trimming your baby's nails. Wash baby's finger in cool water, grab some gauze and apply pressure to the finger.
Good luck on your newborn nail trimming adventure!
With two kids and a busy schedule, I love it when I can find little things that make my life easier! Pinterest is one of my favorite sites for ideas. After untangling many necklaces from my daughters jewelry box, I found this idea below...
A simple cork board, some push pins and voila! Organization and less fuss totally makes me happy :)
I came across a blog with more life hacks for parents on the blog "Spit up is the new black"....click here for more helpful tips.
What is some of your favorite life hacks for parents? I'd love to hear your ideas! Please share below :)
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