Looking through a baby registry list may be overwhelming for any new parent. Between car seats, strollers, and diapers, many people begin to question if things like baby nail clippers are essential in order to streamline their list. I considered my personal experiences and chose to delve a bit more into this issue.
Baby nail clippers are essential for most parents since they are built for little baby fingers and perform the job more safely than adult clippers. Because newborn fingernails grow rapidly and readily, they must be clipped, trimmed, or filed on a regular basis.
We've owned a couple of pairs of infant nail clippers over the years, and they've definitely served us well. Let's check if there are any differences between the infant and adult versions and whether they are more expensive!
I've been a father for nine years, and my wife and I believe that baby nail clippers are one of those items that every parent should have in their infant's armory. The great majority of our friends and family also prefer to use baby clippers since they are easy to use and significantly minimize the frequency of unintentional cuts on those tiny newborn fingers and toes!
When my daughters were babies, one of the things that surprised me was how sharp baby fingernails might become. I simply figured everything about them would be wonderful, sweet, and cuddly.
I was mistaken.
When the nails grow long enough, they transform into lethal blades capable of readily slicing the flesh of an adult male. When you combine this with the fact that newborns have limited control over their arm motions, you get a face full of scratches!
The main difference between them and adult versions, as with other infant items, is the emphasis on safety as well as the unique demands of a newborn. We don't want to cut those small fingers, rip the nail, or do anything else by accident, so we need something that is shaped and scaled to meet the work at hand while also having extra functions to make things simpler.
Here are some of the most beneficial features that you could find on infant nail clippers to give you an idea of the main differences:
An LED light immediately under the clipper for optimal visibility, as well as precision spy holes' just in front of the clipper to show you exactly where the blades will be cutting.
A magnifying lens for inspecting the smallest newborn nails.
Grip and handle sizes that make it simpler for adult hands to hold and utilize.
Overlapping edges aid in reducing unintentional cuts.
Cute patterns that let a baby have fun and feel at ease with nail clipping as they become older.
While you may believe that the smaller versions of adult clippers are the same as the baby clippers, they are not in terms of features. You could make due with this choice, but it's unlikely to work as well for you or the kid.