How to care for your nails?
Taking care of our nails is very important to us and it’s important that we pass on this knowledge to our kids so they maintain good hygiene and always have healthy, beautiful nails. It may not seem like a big deal, but nails are a big part of your appearance just like your face and hair. Taking care of them shows that we care for ourselves, inwardly and outwardly.
Always put care into cleaning and trimming your child’s fingernails so when they are old enough to do it themselves they will always make it part of their routine.
1. Wash your hands
Washing your hands throughout the day it the first step towards taking care of your nails. Washing your child’s hands will help to fight off germs and clean the dirt from underneath fingernails. Teach your child to always wash hands after the bathroom, after coming in from outside, and before eating.
2. Keep them trim
For young children we always want to keep nails short and trim so that they will stay cleaner and won’t break. It’s easiest to trim nails after a bath as the nails are softer then but you can also wait until your child is asleep if she is fussy. Using a nail clipper, cut fingernails rounded at the corners and then mostly straight across. Rough edges can be smoothed with an emery board.
3. Use natural nail polish
If your children love to paint nails, make sure you use a natural, toxic-free nail polish like Piggy Paint that is safe to use. Other nail polishes use chemicals that give off harsh fumes and contain harmful toxins. These aren’t just bad for kids – they’re bad for teens and adults as well.
4. Eat healthy foods
There are many foods that contain specific vitamins that help keep your nails healthy and strong. Make sure your child gets plenty of protein and vitamin B7 which can be found in foods like meat, milk, almonds, eggs and fish.
5. Get rid of hangnails
If your child has a hangnail, don’t let him bite or tear it off as this can lead to an infection. Instead, wash his hands with soap and use a nail clipper to cut it off.
Written by Melanie Hurley, Founder of
Melanie is a mom with two fancy little girls who love to have their fingernails painted. One day while painting their nails, she noticed that traditional solvent-based nail polish could eat through a foam plate. She didn’t like the idea of putting that on her girls’ nails, which inevitably end up in their mouths. She decided that any flammable substance that could eat through foam was unacceptable for her children’s fingernails. Piggy Paint was born, a non-flammable .
Interested in writing a guest blog for Piggy Paint? Send your topic idea to [email protected].
All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Piggy Paint makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, current-ness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information, or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.how to apply food stamps benefits california What does bc and ad mean? What does throw your back out mean? what benefits does cvs offer employees where to get anonymous advice How to get rid of boxelder bugs? how to improve verticle What does tener mean in spanish? when is nhl all star skills competition 2022 how would learning a new skill improve your life what is the difference in refined and unrefined coconut oil what is definition of internet what is friar laurence advice osrs how many skills What does precarious mean? how is the advice benvolio gives to romeo similar to what lord capulet gives to paris what is helper tool on mac what is the best definition of the word etymology how to improve stream quality obs How long to smoke pork butt at 225? What does nicotine do to you? what is bluejean-helper advice, how-to and misc. and monthly best sellers How to use a suppository? How to calculate unemployment rate? what is the difference between whey protein and whey protein isolate Start menu not working here how to fix tricks windows10tricks? who gives mariage advice in pride and prejudice what is the difference between a budgie and a parakeet what is the definition of a vague pronoun what is the key difference between kin selection and group selection? What is sunflower meaning? What is spare rib tips made of? how to lose weight expert advice what is meant by interpersonal skills How to squirt tricks? How to vertically center something in css css tricks? How to calm an irritated tooth nerve? what advice on how to deal with jem does atticus give scout What are wine tricks? How to stop your period naturally? skills to look for when hiring what is your personal definition of health how can i improve my conversation skills what is domain math definition What does wawa mean? What is edema? How long does it take to get a bachelor degree? what are the benefits of eating chili How to get rid of dark circles under the eyes? what to put in skills in resume How do you claim tips on income tax? Tips to avoid when using hand tools? What kind of steak for steak tips? What does posterior mean? how can i improve my eyesight naturally What does decaf mean? What does subside mean? How to calculate gross income? How long does it take to get over the flu and tips to help? How long does it take to boil water? romantic porn movie where this guy and girl are room mates and the guy is an advice columnist What does bm stand for? how to improve child delayed speech Tips on how to save the environment? How to set a reminder on iphone? how to get career advice from god which statement is the best definition of freedmen? grandmas advice to learn how to give a good What is adrian's kickback? What is meaning of coup? what is the definition of earn What does pray tell mean? why friends with benefits is bad what does polonius reveal about himself as he gives advice to ophelie What does hiv stand for? what are impersoanl skills How to mirror android to tv? How to post someone's story on your story? Why does my air plant have brown tips? what is the difference between a vaccine and an immunization How to set up dual monitors on pc? How to get rid of crick in neck? What is the meaning of shabbat? how to improve hair follicle health What time does succession air? so how many points for all crafting skills what are the benefits of independent learning What is the meaning of meadows? What does asap mean? how fast do skills train eve online What do penelope's tricks, such as unweaving the shroud, reveal about her character? how to improve visual skills What does deer poop look like? what is the difference between leading and managing a project? How to do pen tricks easy? what are the benefits of the green revolution why you should take advice from tv shows on life What does scoliosis look like? What is my speed? What are the best cat foods? what are the benefits of intermittent fasting how to train customer service skills what is the wage of a home helper at home instead in florida Tips on how to decorate your home? critical thinking skills how to What does champagne taste like? What does a transmission look like? what advice would you give your younger self funny What does touching the tips of your fingers mean? How to parry in elden ring? What are opioid drugs? what time does all star skills competition start What does gambling mean? Job tips how to dress women childcare? What is maguire disease meaning? what repo is plexmbc helper on who accepts snap benefits How to care for a christmas cactus? how do i improve search ranking what are the health benefits of valerian root what is the difference between prius and prius prime What is the meaning of indigenous people? What level does caterpie evolve? How to stop snoring naturally? How do i turn off tips on samsung galaxy s5 android 6.0.1? What does ipa mean? what is the definition of documentary photography What does banzai mean? skyrim what are legendary skills advice on how to beat totem marowak in pokemon ultra sun and moon how to improve in chess What does sleazy mean? What does amoxicillin and clavulanate treat? Reddit how come some jobs get tips some don't? how much can vo2 max improve Tips for broke college students o how to eat vegan? How do you clean airpod pro tips? How old do you have to be a uber driver? which of the following statements is best supported by research? decoding skills how to improve xbox 360 performance How do you do special tricks on your horse's back after a race in alicia online? look inside yourself and tell me what you see hamburger helper What does sahara mean? What does rmb mean? How to file for divorce in florida? Learn how to draw? How long to bake salmon at 400? What is the meaning of throwing shade? How to add signature to pdf? What dates are capricorn? How to get a medical marijuana card? what is a definition of a prime number How long to cook salmon on grill? Why do they call spade tricks books? What does cher mean? How to call someone private? what is a trapezoid definition Mind tricks to understanding what you study? What are tapas? What are udon noodles? laravel where to put helper functions How to delay ejaculation? What does bad request 400 mean? what advice would you give james? how to improve sandy soil for grass how can okc thunder improve advice when buying hoka one ones how me to improve in japanese what is a good advice for a vegetarian quizlet How to delete some one other facebook group tricks and hacks? what are the benefits of the rowing machine what is the difference between yellow and vanilla cake What is the meaning of thrill? What was the meaning of eyes wide shut? god is my helper what can man do to me What does the xylem do? where is msc national benefits center what is the benefits of fasting Why does the caged bird sing meaning? path of exile what skills work unarmed How to quickly thaw ground beef? How to get mimic tear? what are citizenship skills what is the difference between type one and type two diabetes What is the meaning of the name kaitlyn? what are two potential user benefits of rooting or jailbreaking a mobile device? (choose two.) How to cancel order on ebay? What are some tips for buying a used car? What does miscellaneous mean? What time does mcdonald's start lunch? What is the biblical meaning of blessed? what advice might a new network designer receive when just starting out? choose all that apply how to describe your skills in a paragraph examples How to pair roku remote? What ring placement meaning? What does business casual look like? how to improve customer experience in b2b How much in tips should a server keep in ca? How to do shin lim tricks? in kirby super star ultra how do you unlock helper how much does helper helper cost How to make homemade cookies? what is the difference between tangible and intangible how to improve streaming quality obs What does methodology mean? What does blue star mean on tinder? what are helper methods What does wtc mean? what is the definition of fertility rate the definition of a circle uses what undefined term how to say my cooking skills in spanisgh what advice does atticus give scout to get along better with folks If you are what you say you are? Tips on how to dunk? what should you avoid when trying to improve memory what are personal skills brainly what was wrong with the advice of job’s three friends bibl 104 what is the difference between reiki and chakra healing What is the meaning of a black moon? what is the difference between descriptive and substantive representation free advice when it comes to school gym class injuries student running into another What does smoking q tips do? who belongs in life skills special ed class What is the meaning of nephron? What does oligarchy mean? What is 1212 meaning? how to tell if there is a significant difference between two groups What does ship mean? What is the meaning of the new volvo commercial? What does quadrilateral mean? How much money do you need to make file taxes? advice to parents who don't think about their kids first to get back at the other parent what is the difference between embroidery and needlepoint What does kidney stones look like? how to improve urine flow naturally