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Nail care for newborns
Newborns have fingernails and toenails that are usually soft and flexible but that can cause injuries to the infant. Newborn infants do not yet have control of arm, hand, finger, leg, or foot movements and may inadvertently claw at their face. Nails that are ragged or extend beyond the tip of the finger can cause scratches to the face and possibly eyes.
Update Date: 1/11/2004Jacqueline A. Hart, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Boston, Ma., and Senior Medical Editor, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT