‘Trashy’ mom gets smashed after giving her baby a ‘claw-like’ manicure – as people warn the centimeter-long nails are ‘incredibly dangerous’
- A baby with long, pointed nails that look like ‘claws’ has gone viral online
- Social media users said the child could injure himself or others with the nails
- Others hoped the image was Photoshopped or a press joke on acrylic
A photo of a newborn with long, pointed nails has gone viral as people warn that the centimeter-long ‘claws’ can be incredibly dangerous.
A social media user, whose location is unknown, came under fire after sharing a photo on Facebook with the thumb of a woman grasping a baby’s tiny hand. The child appears to have had a manicure, to which long fake nails are attached.
Posting the image, which has since gone viral Twitter, the woman boasted, “I can do your baby’s nails … cheap rates.”
Some social media users were quick to point out the dangers of the child’s sharp nails, with one comment: ‘Baby nails are sharp enough already, I can’t imagine equipping my daughter with claws. Hard pass. ‘
A photo of a newborn baby with long, pointed nails has gone viral as people warn that the centimeter-long ‘claws’ can be incredibly dangerous
The photos show a woman holding the hand of a newborn baby who appears to have undergone several manicures, with long fake nails on their tiny hands.
The images show the little girl with artificial nails on each of her little fingers in three different styles.
In one image they can be seen with pointed sharp claw-like nails, while in another image the child appears to have acquired a more rounded edge.
The mother showed her skills in perfecting the stiletto shape, a square and an oval border.
Social media users were stunned by the photo and surprised the mother for the bizarre trend
Care of a newborn’s nails
Newborn babies usually have soft, flexible, and fast-growing nails.
They can easily grow long and ragged. Parents may be concerned that babies will claw their face in the first weeks if they cannot control movement.
It’s best to keep nails clean and short to avoid scratching.
Some parents also temporarily put mittens or socks on the baby’s hands. Some experts don’t recommend using mittens for long periods, as babies should be able to explore and feel with their fingers.
Nails will harden quickly and will have a firmer, free edge
The strange ad has since been shared on Reddit, where it has sparked outrage from other parents who pointed out how dangerous the trend could be.
One of them commented, “You’re supposed to keep your baby’s nails short so they don’t hurt themselves … this is bullshit and damn it.”
Another wrote: ‘This is very dangerous. Babies will often poke themselves in the eyes or face and even without nails they will leave scratches. This is downright stupid and will only further harm the baby.
A third added: ‘I understand I have to paint baby nails, but give them fake nails? It is too dangerous! They constantly touch their face so it can really damage their eyes. It is better to wait until they are a lot older. ‘
“Oh god, this seems so dangerous to both the baby and everyone around them,” added another, “I’m already getting a lot of scratches from my little brother’s super short nails.”
However, some social media users suggested that the nails were “ all photoshopped. ”
It’s not the first time this strange trend has gone viral, with an image of a child with polished nails making headlines in December.
At the time, some social media users were quick to point out the dangers of the child’s sharp nails.
“Baby nails are sharp enough, those things would rip your face right away,” one person said.
“An itchy eye can lead to permanent blindness,” added another.
Late last year, an image of a baby’s tiny hand with sharp, pointed nails gripping a woman’s thumb went viral
A third person said, I hope they did this just for the photo, but again, they made the baby’s nails grow like that.
“It’s not right anyway. I feel for the child. ‘
Some insisted it could have been a genuine mistake, claiming that their own children had particularly fast-growing nails that required regular attention.
Baby website Living and Loving said, ‘If your baby was born after her due date, her nails can be quite long and sharp.
Keeping them short will help prevent facial scratches, which are common in small babies.