Nail care for children Cutting children's nails is not easy. However, when their nails become too long or harder, children risk scratching themselves and nails can break or be damaged. Mavala suggest their Baby Nail Scissors which are curved and round-ended, especially adapted for babies and children to make this delicate job easier. Children should be taught nail grooming from an early age. Cleanliness is most important, followed by periodic buffing and regular cuticle care. We suggest that they regularly apply Mavala Hand Cream or even Mavala Cuticle Cream and help them to master the techniques of shaping their nails with an emery board to deter nail nibbling. However, if they continue to bite their nails, put a stop to that fast with Mavala Stop nail biting deterrent. The younger you take care of your nails, the greater are the chances of keeping them healthy and strong when adult.