i grow my nails as much as possible but they quite thin so they tend to tear quite easily which annoys me cause i end up with fluffy stuff stuck.. but to those who worry about scratching, i usually have long nails + my ring and ive never scratched my kids, took my ring off for the first couple weeks after having DD but other than that i didnt worry
Same. My nails are natural but dont last long at any real length, they just bend and tear. That drives me bonkers, more than the nails themselves.
I used to have acrylics, but the maintenance was sooo tedious that I just gave it up, also they kept lifting and coming off. However, the edges were really smooth so I never ever scratched the kids when I did have false nails.
The only bit I hate about having long nails is when you have to get your fingers into something (like playdough, or when making meatballs etc). I freak out when there is something under my nails and the longer they are, the worse it is.
Maybe I should just stick to them being short all the time and then I wont have to stress about them tearing all the time......
The only time I ever did scratch anyone was when I had natrual nails, and one was jagged without me realising. I had hold of DS face to clean up after eating and he turned his head quickly to look at something and it just caught him on the cheek.
Even my engagement ring (which has been known to scratch people in a crowded elevator) hasnt ever scratched the kids.