Simple is often best. Our grandparents had it right when they used good, old-fashioned nail brushes to keep tiny hands clean. And we’ve found some gorgeous modern-day versions.
I can’t believe how filthy my boys’ nails can get. Still, dirt under nails is evidence of a day well-spent digging up worms and making mud pies, so I’m happy to suck it up, and get scrubbing!
Of course it’s not just older kids who manage to get grimy paws. Toddlers explore everything with their hands – so a good nail brush is a must. These beautiful beechwood nail brushes come from the Aladdin’s Cave of all that is brilliant – Brook Farm General Store. They have soft, natural fibre bristles, and a super-cute animal on the handle. They are made in Germany and cost US$12 each, plus international shipping.