The First Years American Red Cross Deluxe Nail Clipper with Magnifier

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  • Deluxe nail clipper
  • Fold away 4x magnifier to increase confidence and reduce eye strain while trimming baby’s tiny nails
  • Features precision, stainless steel blades, and ergonomic sure-grip shape
  • Sized and scaled for tiny nails
  • Officially licensed product of the American Red Cross
  • 4x fold away magnifier
  • Features precision, stainless steel blades

Deluxe nail clipper. Fold away 4x magnifier to increase confidence and reduce eye strain while trimming baby’s tiny nails. Features precision, stainless steel blades, and ergonomic sure-grip shape. Sized and scaled for tiny nails. Officially licensed product of the American Red Cross. Carded. Made in China.

3 Responses to The First Years American Red Cross Deluxe Nail Clipper with Magnifier

  1. Mad Max says:
    89 of 93 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good, but some design problems – there are better clippers out there, May 10, 2010
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    Mad Max (Seattle, WA USA) –
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    This review is from: The First Years American Red Cross Deluxe Nail Clipper with Magnifier (Baby Product)
    We’ve tried 3 or 4 different infant nail clippers. This one has its pros & cons.

    I was excited about the magnifying glass, but it doesn’t help. It’s cheap plastic, gets fogged/scratched easily, and doesn’t really magnify much.

    Also, there is no guard on the clippers to prevent cutting skin or the quick. The best infant clippers, in my opinion, have a guard to prevent cutting too much.

    The biggest design flaw in this is that the pin keeps falling out – and it almost impossible to get back in (I’ve had to do this twice). If you own (or are buying) these clippers, do yourself a HUGE favor – put a dab of superglue or even clear nail polish on both sides of the pin (at the head of the clippers). It is not welded in there or attached in any way – it will definitely fall out after use.

    Finally, we found NO clippers that work for babies younger than 2 months. Don’t bother looking – you just have to bite off the nails with your teeth. After 2 months, we used a variety of clippers (different ones for fingers, toes, thumbs, whether she’s asleep or moving around, etc).

    I also use the First Years Red Cross Sure-Grip Nail Clippers. They have a guard & are safer to use. But you have to read the instructions (or watch a Youtube on how to use them) – most people who have reported problems just haven’t read the instructions.

    The best clippers we found have a guard (like the Sure-Grip), but are a no-name brand we found at a church rummage sale.

    Hope this information helps. Good luck!

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  2. Khalid J Hosein, Author of the Complete Guide... says:
    17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Sharper, crisper cutting action than most adult clippers I’ve tried, February 24, 2013
    This review is from: The First Years American Red Cross Deluxe Nail Clipper with Magnifier (Baby Product)
    Apart from the ratings, we picked this clipper for our baby because of the magnifying glass. We quickly discovered that it sounds good in theory, but really didn’t work very well! Don’t buy this because of the magnifying glass. I still give it 5 stars because its primary purpose is cutting nails.

    However…. the blades on this make for a crisp, even, smooth and sharp cut every time. The blades are even, so that means when you press down, it clips whatever nail is between the blades with a clean, satisfying snip. No hanging nails that you have to go back and clean up.

    The cutting action is so good, I don’t bother using my own adult nail clippers any more.

    By the way for newborns, especially tiny ones, it doesn’t matter what product you have, it’s a difficult, almost terrifying thing to attempt to cut their nails! Do it with lots of light and for good measure, a decent amount of caffeine.

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  3. MrsNolaF says:
    14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Had difficulty using even w/ magnifying glass., October 22, 2009
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    MrsNolaF (Los Angeles, CA) –

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    This review is from: The First Years American Red Cross Deluxe Nail Clipper with Magnifier (Baby Product)
    THE GOOD:

    *Works well for babies 2 months and older – Currently works really well at clipping my baby’s nails (9 wk old baby).

    THE BAD:

    *Magnifying glass is irrelevant – I was really looking forward to this product because of the magnifying glass feature but surprisingly it didn’t help that much in cutting my 6wk old baby’s very small and thin nails (at the time).

    *Not for newborns – IMO, This nail clipper is best to use after 2 months of age.

    *Suggestion for change in product design – Not sure if it’s possible for the makers to do this… but, I think making it so the cutting blades set position is much closer together would be a good idea. It will reduce the time and effort spent trying to target the nail.. also make it easier to use on newborns.

    OVERALL:

    *I should have stuck with the baby clippers I got (part of a grooming set) as a gift which is virtually identical to this product minus the magnifying glass but it works which is why it gets 3 stars! 🙂

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