It is probably best to take a look at our childrens toenails after bath time, while drying their feet and toes.
For babies and pre-school they will probably need their toenails clipping about once every 2 to 3 weeks, (not as much as fingernails).
Childrens toenails should be carefully clipped or cut 'straight across'. Never down the sides and never too short.
The toenail is there to protect the toe.
Cutting straight across will minimize the chance of developing an ingrown toenail. If the toenail does grow in then it is time to see a specialist, a Chiropodist or Podiatrist.
Do not try and remedy this yourself as it could lead to further problems.
We don't want them scratching themselves and it allows us to change their socks and clothes without them clicking on edges.
Your child will need you to look after their toenails until they are at an age whereby they can manage the task themselves, this is generally around the age of 9 or 10 years.
It is only then that they have the hand co-ordination required to cut nails accurately.
From then on supervise them regularly to make sure that the skills you have shown them are turned into good practice. As parents we can provide them with the right foot care that will ensure our Childrens feet can grow without restrictions, this again lessens the chances of an ingrown toenail.
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Encourage your children to wear sandals whenever they can.
Sandals offer good air circulation to the feet and toes.
Indoors encourage the use of slippers, especially if the floor is cold or rough.
The feet should be bathed often and dried with a soft clean towel under, between, and around all of the toes.
The importance of good toenail care during this period of the childs growth can not be overstressed.
Use childrens foot powder to keep the skin soft and dry.
Or a foot cream if the skin is too dry.
At least once a day gently massage the cream or powder around the foot and toes as this helps blood circulation and is also therapeutic for your child's well being.
The feet are a sensitive part of the body and should be handled with great care.
Socks should be of a good natural fiber like wool, or cotton and should not be tight around the leg or the foot.
Shoes should be of good quality, leather being the best choice of material.
They should also be checked regularly for size and fit.
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