I bought a pair of these Mothercare scissors when I was expecting but never had much success using them to cut our children's nails when they were babies.
Babies' nails grow like wild fire and they will scratch their faces even at hours old if you don't cut their nails for them. The problem is they will not stay still while you do it and usually hate the feeling of someone cutting their nails so you do need to find a safe solution to this issue.
I managed a few times to use these on their toes but fingers were impossible as they did not grow long enough to get at the nails so I ended up using clippers instead as they could scratch with just a millimetre of spare nail!
We still have the scissors now even though the babies are now both toddlers and they have been relegated to a high pocket in the door hanger I made where we use them to cut tags from new clothing and also open the tape from nappy boxes and wipes. They are metal so still quite sharp blades.
I don't know why these did not work well for me. I know I was and still am nervous at cutting the girls' nails in case I slipped and chopped their fingers, this is possible with the scissors if a sudden movement is made. The kids also bite their fingers and toes despite me telling them not to but they will sit still now if I wave the nail clippers at them to cut off any sharp bits but generally the scissors are defunct.
My daughter's nails are so hard to maintain, I've got to wait until she's asleep before doing them! I bought a set of nail clippers from Mothercare and in the set I also received these scissors, I thought I could see which made the job easier.
The set cost around £3.50 although I've just checked their website and the items are now only available separately, £1.49 for the scissors. They are simply designed, they come with easy grip white plastic handles and have small stainless steel blades with rounded edges.
I found that the scissors were a bit bulky to use with her fingers when she was a smaller baby, up to around 6 months. I couldn't manoeuvre them enough to trim her nails properly and to a short enough length. Certainly when she was younger they seemed massive compared to her tiny fingers! Now at 10 months, they seem a much better size as her hands have grown a bit but I'm now used to using the clippers for the job as they've been easy to use right from the start. As she gets older though and has less daytime sleep, I feel they'll be handier as it's easy to catch her with the clippers when she's awake.
Even though I prefer to use nail clippers for her nails at the moment, I've still had great use from these. She has single use cartons of milk sometimes and these are a pain to get the tops from as there's no way of opening them other than ripping or cutting. These are perfect for the job as the blades are sharp enough to cut through - we have other scissors in the house but they end up being used for odd jobs in the garage and are not ones I want near my daughter's things. I find with these we all know that they're for use with her things only and that reassures me. They are also great for cutting loose threads on clothing and opening food pouches. Although not their intended use, they are very versatile!
I recommend these scissors as they're a great price, but more as an extra general pair to use. They're extremely handy to have. I rate them 4 stars even though I don't currently use them as nail trimmers.
Cutting my son's nails has never been my favourite job. When he was a baby I worried about how small his hands were and how wriggly he was and, even now as a toddler, he is still not great at sitting still (and having his nails cut is not exactly one of his favourite experiences either).
Before he arrived I stocked up on everything that I could think of that we would need in Mothercare. Amongst those things were these baby nail scissors which cost me £1.99 - they are currently on promotion for £1.49, which is a great price for a baby essential! I wanted scissors rather than clippers as I felt these would offer me greater precision and manoeuvrability when cutting little nails.
The scissors are basic but safe and easy to use. The top end if the scissors are made of metal but the lower half - the handles - are a rather thick white plastic. They are much smaller than any nail scissors I have previously owned - they are designed especially for baby's tiny fingers and toes. The tips of the scissors are rounded for extra safety.
The handles are small but surprisingly comfortable and easy to use to direct the blades. Baby's nails are very thin so not much pressure needs to be applied to cut through these and these scissors manage this well. They are easy to direct and feel safe to use - so it gave me great confidence in cutting my son's nails. They are robust and have lasted us well too. Overall, I would say that these were a great buy and very safe for cutting baby's nails.
A couple of months ago I misplaced my baby nail scissors and so went in search of some in our local Mothercare store however they were out of stock at the time so I decided I would give the nail scissors a go since the children aren't exactly babies anymore and just hoped that the youngest would stay still enough for me to cut her nails.
These scissors came from Mothercare however you can buy baby nail scissors in other places such as chemists and supermarkets, these ones costs around £2 which I thought was a pretty decent price and actually expected that they would be more considering it's Mothercare.
The scissors came very simply packaged with them being sandwiched between a piece of cardboard at the back and a see through plastic front so you could see the scissors inside. The scissors were pretty simple to open so no need for scissors to get into them.
The scissors are very simply scissor shaped as expected with silver blades and white plastic handles, the handles have large holes in them which is great as I have pretty large fingers for a woman and this makes them comfortable to hold. The scissors are pretty small only about 4 inches in length and sit nicely on our little corner shelves without being seen. The blades of the scissors are rounded to make them much safer for using on little ones and to prevent mishaps.
The scissors are pretty good and they cut really well on Emily's nails who is 2 and still has very soft nails however I would say we won't be able to use these scissors for too long on my elder daughter Sophie who is 5 as her nails are beginning to harden a little now and the blades on these scissors are not meant for hard nails. The scissors are comfortable to hold and they are easy to manoeuvre around the finger nails even with a wriggling little one, the nails cut the soft nails very well.
These scissors are easy to use and great value so I would rate them 5 out of 5.
When you are pregnant I think most people seem to end up buying a whole lot of things which seem a good idea at the time but which really end up being pretty useless. A good pair of baby nail scissors though are completely essential and the ones that I had were the mothercare baby scissors which I shall review today.
The baby nail scissors at mothercare cost just £1.99 and for this price I think they are an exceptional buy. In fact I would have paid considerably more for them had I realised they were going to last me from my son being born right up until around nine months ago when they finally gave up the ghost when he was seven years old!
The scissors are really simple looking and are quite small really so aren't too obtrusive to keep in your changing bag or nappy box or wherever you want to store them really! They feature a white plastic handle and so are neutral if that should matter to anyone but I personally wouldn't have gone hunting for blue or pink handles specifically! The blades have a slightly rounded edge which makes them safe for use on a baby or child.
I think what is important to note from the off is that even though these scissors are designed to be used on baby and children's nails the blade is sharp to cut the nail and due care does need to be taken. My mum was actually cutting my son's nails for me whilst I was feeding him a bottle when he was just a few weeks old and managed to snip the end of his little finger slightly and from then on I vowed not to let anyone else near my babies nails because the poor lad had a right nightmare with his finger healing. I'm sure he actually remembers somehow because he is still sometimes a bit nervous before having his nails cut even now!
The scissors are extremely easy to hold and the plastic is comfortable when you are holding them. I don't have huge fingers but I feel there is room in the scissors for larger fingers than mine to be able to hold them comfortably. I found that when using these scissors it was always best to cut my son's nails after a bath when they were softer as it made the whole process a lot easier but these were perfectly fine for cutting his nails when they were dry and harder as well.
As I said earlier I had seven years of use from this pair of scissors before they just snapped in half. They remained sharp and up to the job of cutting my son's and my own nails regularly and we never had an issue with them. If I happened to find myself in a mothercare for some reason again I would snap up another pair and so would certainly recommend them to expectant or new parents as a must have durable item.
Thank you for reading my review!
One thing that I received a lot of when my daughter was a new born was hampers full of baby bits and pieces such as nappies, wipes and all the useful things you need. I found these to be a lifesaver, especially on my purse! One of the things that came in a hamper was this pair of Mothercare baby nail scissors.
A pair of these scissors will cost you £2 and they can only be purchased from Mothercare as it's own of their stores own brand products. The scissors come packaged on a rectangular piece of cardboard with a transparent plastic pocket on the front. The scissors themselves, being baby ones, are quite small. They have white covered plastic around the handle and small metal blades that have a curved edge at the end.
The design of the scissors is perfect for baby's nails as the curved nature of the end stops the skin from being nipped. Little nails are hard to cut at the best of times if you have a wriggler but the curved end gives you a little peace of mind. The actual cutting blade is on the inside of each prong so you can get it under the nail but still only cut the white part of the nail. I find the plastic covering of the handle is comfortable to hold and I can fit my fingers in the holes with no problems, I think perhaps bigger fingers might have a bit of a job as the holes are on the small scale.
The scissors have lasted fantastically and I still use these on my three year old after an incident using my adult nail scissors (woops!). The blades are still sharp enough to cut her nails without any problems even three years after first receiving them. I haven't had any incidents using these baby nail scissors despite my daughter being a wriggler when she was a baby. Now she sits still and lets me cut them, it is an easier job but I'm not confident enough to change to adult scissors again just yet.
At only £2, I think these Mothercare baby nail scissors are fantastic value for money and I'd definitely recommend them. They are made to a high quality, safe to use and last a very long time. Ours are still in great condition three years on.
Owning a pair of baby nail scissors is definitely an essential when you have a baby, right from birth, you really need to keep on top of their nails for them, they grow so quickly! My son scratched his face to bits when he was newborn!
My son constantly had to wear scratch mittons when he was younger, and even though he is 9 months now, he still ends up scratching his face if I don't keep on top of his nails. He doesn't wear scratch mittons now, he would just pull them off anyway! But sometimes when he rubs his eyes when he is tired, he scratches around his eyes and at the top of his nose. This is wear all his scratches seem to be at the moment.
I purchased a pair of baby nail scissors from Mothercare for £2, so cheap for such an essential item! They are so small, but adult hands fit into them easily. My hands fit in easily, and even his dad's who are a lot bigger, he can hold them comfortably too.
They have white handles which are made of plastic, which are so easy to grip and hold. When cutting my babies finger nails, they cut them really softly, the blades have rounded edges, but sometimes you end up cutting a really straight line, it is hard to curve round the nail and you get sharp ends, so you have to make sure you trim the corners well. It is so easy to cut my son's nails, the scissors cut through them straight away.
They are really light to pick up, and so small so easy to store away. I can cut my son's nails in just a couple of minutes with these baby nail scissors, they are so simple and quick and easy to use.
They are not fiddly at all, and my son's nails are really neat when I have used them. My son's nails need cutting every week, if I forget I feel awful when I notice a scratch on his face! I would highly recommend these baby nail scissors from Mothercare, you can't go wrong with them, they have lasted my 9 months so far, and still look and work as good as new!
One of the baby jobs that always falls to me in our house is cutting my little boy and girls nails. My husband refuses to do it, he says its too fiddly and he is afraid of nicking their little fingers and making them bleed. He winces when he sees me do it too but as of yet I have never drawn blood and the process is easy for me.
I have a pair of baby scissors from Mothercare as you would be foolish if you tried to do them with anything else. Their nails are so small and thin and sometimes all you need to do, especially with my little boys nails as they are still those thin baby nails, is to make a little cut and then the paper thin nail will pull off itself.
What I like about these scissors is that they are small and perfectly made for little hands and even smaller nails. If you have ever tried to cut nails with adult scissors then you will know it just does not work. The blade doesn't even touch the nails or come close to them so you really need specially made baby scissors which is what these are. Mothercare say that these scissors have small blades and rounded ends which are designed for extra safety and are just the right size for baby's tiny finger and toe nails. The small blades I find really fit against the nails and you can almost get the scissors so they are underneath the nail and then you know you are going to be able to cut well and not get the top of their finger as well. My little boy wriggles around so much so to know that I am able to catch the nail quickly and efficiently with these scissors is great.
The handles are nice too and have a plastic coating around them so you can grip onto them. They never slip out of my hands even though I am wrestling with a toddler too. The holes are fairly round and large so I can get my fingers in them well. I think I bought these for about £2 which is perfect as they have served me well and are a good addition to your bath time grooming routine.
When we first brought Jayden home from hospital we noticed that in his sleep he would scratch himself quite a bit and his nails seemed to grow really quickly, we had a pair of scratch mittens for him so we decided to try these, however he would barely have them on for a minute before he had managed to remove them so these were a waste of time. To solve the problem I decided to buy a small pair of baby nail scissors. It was actually my parents that found and purchased the Mothercare Baby Nail Scissors for me, they were ideal for what we needed and we have had so much use out of them.
The Mothercare Baby Nail Scissors come attached to a small rectangle white card, this from what I can remember the back of the packet contains information about the product. The scissors were attached to the card with plastic moulded around them and stuck to the card. The packaging was quite plain and simple, however it told you what you needed to know.
The Mothercare Baby Nail Scissors are basically a mini pair of scissors, the handle of the scissors are made from a plain white plastic, these have reasonable sized finger holes and rounded edges to provide extra comfort and allow you to grip the scissors easily when cutting your baby's nails.
The blades which come out of the white handles are just made from a metal, they have small blades on the inner sides which are sharp enough to easily cut through your baby's nails and small enough to cope with a baby's tiny fingers, the ends of the scissor blades are also rounded for extra safety this helps to prevent your baby's skin getting nipped or poked by the blades, the two blades are held together by a small bolt in the centre of the scissors.
The Mothercare Baby Nail Scissors as I have mentioned are small in order for your baby's nails to be cut safely, however they are not too small for an adult to hold, personally I do not find them fiddly and can hold them comfortably as I cut Jayden's nails. The blades are sharp and allow you to cut nails in one go smoothly and neatly preventing any rough edges which your baby could scratch themselves with. Using the scissors is simple I find it best to start at one edge of each nail and cut round it in one motion, I do find that I sometimes I need to go back and trim the corners however most of the time I can cut the nail in one go, I personally also find it best to cut Jayden's nails while he is asleep, if he is awake he tends to fidget about and pull his hands away, so to prevent him from getting hurt I just wait until he is asleep, whilst the blades have rounded ends for your baby's safety the blades are sharp and could hurt your baby if you caught their skin between the blades.
As I have mentioned the Baby Nail Scissors came from Mothercare, as I didn't purchase them I'm not sure how much my parents paid for them, however they are currently being sold for £1.99 reduced from £2.99. Personally I feel these are good value for money and we have experienced no problems with them falling apart.
I would highly recommend the Mothercare Baby Nail Scissors, they are perfect for tiny nails, they are safe to use without injuring your baby. These nail scissors have sharp blades and I find that I can cut Jayden's nails smoothly in more or less one action. I find that I have to cut Jayden's nails on a regular basis as they grow extremely quickly but as his nails are soft they can break causing him to scratch himself so the Mothercare Baby Nail Scissors help me to keep on top of this, they seem to be hardwearing and the blades remain sharp even after using them on a regular basis, the nail scissors were also cheap to buy so should I ever need another pair or need to replace these I will not have to pay out a huge amount of money. I am extremely pleased with my Baby Nail Scissors and would recommend these to anyone.