Handle with Care

Mom-to-Mom Tips

I wish I'd known...

...that I'd need to change my nail-clipping technique as Ryan grew. When he was a newborn, my husband helped me cut his nails. Now that Ryan is older, he's stronger and less cooperative, so I clip his nails when he's sitting in the high chair. I hold one hand down on the tray and trim away.
Kelly James-Enger; Downers Grove, Illinois

...to have a towel ready when you take a rectal temp. Poop can fly everywhere!
Kelly Oechsner; Mayville, Wisconsin

...how to use a bulb syringe all by myself. When my older kids were little, I needed somebody to hold their hands and arms. Now I can do it like a champ. I grab the baby's hands with one hand, stabilize her head with my forearm, and suction with my other hand.
Clarissa Estep; Hartsville, South Carolina

Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the January 2008 issue of Parents magazine.

All content on this Web site, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of this site and the information contained herein does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.

Parents Are Talking

Add a Comment