Three of the best nail clippers for Australian babies

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Not sure where to start with clipping your baby’s speedily-growing nails? We’ve hatched a mini-roundup of three of the best nail clippers for Australian babies. Take a peek and get clipping!


Nail Snail baby nail clipper

1. The Nail Snail

The (stinkin’ adorable) Nail Snail makes trimming tiny nails a total breeze. It’s a safe, simple, speedy and very snail-ish way to cut little ones’ nails and is designed for use on newborns through to five-year-olds.

The Nail Snail is $19.95 and you can buy direct from Nail Snail.

Safety First Sleepy Baby Clippers 

2. Safety 1st’s Sleepy Baby Clippers

These nail clippers have a very handy light built into them, so you can cut your baby’s nails in the dead of night, while they are sleeping, if you so choose! Genius idea, guys!

They’re $10 and you can get them at Baby Bunting and other outlets.

Tommy Tippee nail clippers for babies

3. Tommy Tippee’s nail clippers

These very reasonably priced nail clippers are perfect for newborns through to preschool and have a special design that makes cutting little nails safer and easier.

They’re $6 at Priceline and other outlets.

Smiling baby asleep with baby blanket

How to clip a baby’s nails safely

If you’re not quite sure what you’re doing, here are some handy dandy rules to safely cut and neaten baby nails:

  • Press down on their fingertip to keep the skin well away from the nail
  • Hold your baby’s hand firmly
  • Cut your baby’s fingernails along the natural curve
  • Cut your baby’s toenails straight across (not in a curve)


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