Can we agree? Babies are beautiful. The tiniest humans have no need of the kind of primping, spritzing, and outright camouflage many adults require to look their best. But even the most gorgeous babies (yes, yours) require some upkeep in the hair, nail, and skin departments. In fact, paying attention to your infant's appearance encourages you to care for her in ways that help her stay healthy and comfortable. Bonus: You're instilling good grooming habits from day one!
Plenty of babies are happy to splish-splash, but trying to maneuver a squirming body in slippery suds may leave youcompletely soaked. Make it easier with these tubby tips:
Two words best describe trimming a baby's nails: moving target. Unless you do it while your angel is asleep, the procedure requires the steady hand and laser focus of an Olympic archer. But keeping nails short is best; it reduces the chances of her scratching herself. Try these pointers to neaten digits without the nicks.
You've had your own hair drama, but nothing prepares you for the conditions of your infant's head.
Originally published in the September 2012 issue of American Baby magazine.
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