It’s best not to nibble the ends of your newborn’s nails to keep them from getting too long. The bacteria from your mouth could cause an infection. Your newborn’s fingernails grow so quickly that you may have to shorten them more than once a week. His toenails grow more slowly, so they won’t need shortening as often.
Can I cut my newborn’s nails?
You may not need to cut your baby’s nails for the first few months. Newborns’ nails are very soft and will probably be worn down by their clothing. However, babies can’t control their arm or leg movements for the first 6 weeks. If their nails are sharp or jagged, they may scratch themselves.
How often should you bathe a newborn?
How often does my newborn need a bath? There’s no need to give your newborn a bath every day. Three times a week might be enough until your baby becomes more mobile. Bathing your baby too much can dry out his or her skin.
Why are my newborn’s nails purple?
Causes of Cyanosis
Red blood flowing through the tiny vessels in the skin produces a healthy red-pink color. Blue blood is oxygen poor and causes a bluish-purple tint to the skin.