Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:48 pm
Post subject: Baby scarring
Super guilty mummy here - I nicked my son's thumb when I clipped his nails today. It was only small, but it took a pinch of skin off the end of his thumb, and bled a tinsy bit too... he cried, I cried, I never felt so bad in all my life... and even though it's nothing much to look at now, just a little cut, and he doesn't seem to notice it at all either now (he cried for about a minute when it happened but after a cuddle and some sudocream he's not bothered at all! ) , I still feel terrible about it and am terrified at the idea that I still have to cut his nails again in a few days...
I just want to know if people think it will scar now? I know that sounds very pathetic, but I'd hate to think it will... poor little man... It's just at the very end of his thumb... does baby-fingers/thumbs heal well?
Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:21 am
Don't beat yourself up about it, these things happen. I did the same to my boy literally 12 hours after he was born! He was born with quite long nails (not freakishly long!) and was hard to keep mitts on him so I chopped them and nipped his skin around his thumb too... Oops!
I really doubt it will scar, fingers have excellent blood supply and I'm sure it will heal really quickly
Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:08 pm
Oh May, bless you, you poor thing. It's horrid isnt it? Have done this with both S and J. It heals fine, no scars left promise!
Think we all knick there fingers once in a while, it coz they are so damn small! Don't beat yourself up about it, he will be just fine.