The easiest way to cut baby’s nails in the early days is to just peel the ends
off with your fingers. Baby’s fingernails are so soft that the excess will come
away easily. The best time to do this is right after a bath, when baby’s nails
are the softest. Another safest way to clip away new born's nails is filing.
Doctors recommend using an emery board (a thin piece of cardboard or foam sheet
with emery paper stuck on it used for shaping fingernails) in the first few
weeks of a new baby’s life because the nails are very delicate. You could also
try using a pair of baby scissors or clippers made especially to use on tiny
fingers. But for this method, you need to be very careful. The best time to do
this is while the baby is sleeping.