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I cut my baby's finger on accident...I feel terrible!!! Josie's Mama 1 child; Reno, Nevada 609 posts
13th Sep '09

I cut my LO's finger on accident this morning while trimming her nails and I feel terrible!!! She scratched her face in her sleep last night so I thought I would trim them and she happened to be awake (mistake). I accidently nicked her thumb. She didn't cry at first, but then a little later, when she was back to sleep she tried sucking on her hand and it woke her up. She cried so hard for like 5 minutes or so...I was crying because I feel bad and it's my fault she hurts. I just wiped it with a clean damp cloth and have a mitten over it. Can I put a little Neosporin + Pain Relief on it if it bothers her again? The tube says ask a doc for kids under 2, but since it's so tiny, would it hurt her? My baby hasn't been to her new pediatrician yet so I would need to call the ER to ask i guess and it's not really an emergency. Thanks for any advice...

JustDucky 2 kids; Connecticut 1118 posts
13th Sep '09

I think we all have done this. I switched to the baby nail scissors instead of the nail clippers. They work much better

ARob Due October 28 (girl); 18 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 3254 posts
13th Sep '09

I did this with my first son, I was soo upset. I wouldnt cut his nails for weeks! Then I started filing them instead :)

Mrs. Blue Balls 2 kids; West Virginia 3376 posts
13th Sep '09
Quoting Josie's Mama:
SRJ Due December 27; 1 child; Twentynine Palms, California 1352 posts
13th Sep '09
Quoting Josie's Mama:
Josie's Mama 1 child; Reno, Nevada 609 posts
13th Sep '09
Quoting Daegan&Jaxon's Mama:
MommyIsMade! - *MJL* Ontario 7021 posts
13th Sep '09

I cut my daughters finger the very first time I did her nails, so traumatic (for me! she didn't even notice!).



I would avoid polysporin just becausev she will probably put her hand in her mouth... Just try and keep it clean, and dont' feel bad!!



- Jess

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
13th Sep '09

We have all done it. I just kept her finger clean and she was all healed in a few days. It is all a learning curve. Don't beat yourself up about it.

Mrs. Squishy Due October 1 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Illinois 12292 posts
13th Sep '09

I did that with my oldest!!!

Now I just pick their nails. :oops: I think every mother has done this before.

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
13th Sep '09

I've cut my poor baby too. I feel horrible when it happens. Once I was trying to cut his nails I snipped both his thumbs and one of his index fingers!!!! He was only about a week or 2 old at that point, I was also suffering a little ppd and so I was crying more than he was. thankfully those kinds of things heal quickly. I did avoid cutting his nails until he was older and his nails were bigger though, after that.

Lil Mans Momma *TJB* 1 child; Columbia, South Carolina 6418 posts
13th Sep '09

I've done that a few times with my son. Don't feel bad.. we alll do it. I've bonked his lil noggin too. He never once cried about his fingers, the most he did when I bonked his head was cry for like a second and then he was happy again. Just keep in mind, they won't remember it. LOL

JessCleavage 3 kids; Hooker, Oklahoma 20600 posts
13th Sep '09

I did it the first few time I cut my LO's nails....Don't worry they get over it much quicker than you do. Mine doesn't suck on her fingers much but she is almost 6 months now & I guess she has gotten used to me cutting her & it doesn't phase her anymore! Don't beat yourself up mama but I will tell you if you're using the safety first clippers with the big orange handle you will cut her everytime. I bought a kit of little remedies, etc & it had a regular pair of nail clippers in it & I haven't cut her since then.

user banned Due March 21; 1 child; Colorado 67779 posts
13th Sep '09

I've done it before when my son was much younger... I felt soo fucking shitty, it would even bleed a little & this one time my husband (@ the time) made me feel all guilty about it :(

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
13th Sep '09

Aww.. I did it too to my little girl a few days after she was born.. and she still has a little scab on her thumb. :(

Weinus Badger 1 child; Whidbey, WA, United States 63 posts
13th Sep '09

I bite my son's nails..(I know shame on me lol)