New parents usually find out they have a lot to learn as soon as their blessing baby arrives on the scene. For us, that was especially true. I mean, Summer Elizabeth was born to a mama who’d never ever held a child under 2 years old, let alone change a diaper. Now you see why my kid-magnet husband is so important, right? Anyway, one of the first obstacles we encountered with a newborn was that tiny babies scratch themselves; not a little,not occasionally, but a whole lot.
Many moms choose mittens to keep baby’s self-scratching paper thin nails from becoming a nuisance. I’m not that mom. When my well-meaning mother-in-law gifted us a few sets of mini mittens, I guffawed and folded them into baby’s drawer. Once Summer was on the scene with her first facial mars, courtesy of her own teensy tiny fingernails, I realized the joke was on me. We tried mittens, but she never kept them on.
Cotton baby socks make perfect scratch guards for baby’s fingernails. They’ve even got the added benefit of keeping their delicate hands warm. Baby socks have a length of loose elastic running through the ankle that help to keep them on much better than any newborn mittens we tried. Sure, your infant might look a little silly wearing socks on his hands, but what’s really important, appearances or keeping scratches at bay?
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