Most children resist nail trimming. If you are begging or struggling with your child, you are not alone. Trimming a baby’s nails can be nerve-racking for any new parent. With long nails, infants can easily scratch and cut themselves, particularly around the face. Here are 3 Tips on How to Cut Your Baby’s Nails: 1. Do nail cutting when baby is asleep When they’re asleep, you have better control holding their fingers steady. You can also cut you baby’s nails half an hour after bathing when the nails are not too soft. 2. Don’t push it If you notice midway through cutting your baby’s nails that he becomes too squirmy to handle, stop. You can always continue some other time when you’re both ready again. You can also keep a baby nail trimmer in your diaper bag so you can trim whenever and wherever the opportunity arises. 3. Not cut too short Try not to cut too short as trimming too close to the nail bed can also be painful for your baby. Make sure to avoid sharp edges by keeping the nail edges rounded. If you find sharp corners, you can trim them down with a nail file.