My two month old daughter has sharp nails. Please suggest some safe way of cutting her nails so that she doesn't scratch herself. We bought a supposedly baby nail clipper but it is no different from a normal nail cutter (just has some cute drawings) and the baby doesn't hold still to allow us to cut her nails.
Your pediatrician can actually advise on this matter; ours told us that baby scissors are safer than nail clippers.
Also, we never cut her nails while she is awake - she moves too much and well, she has better things to do. I always cut them when she is sleeping.
For the first few months we used to just bite our kids nails. I know it sounds weird, but one midwife and two aunties suggested this and it seems to be fairly well recognised way to do it.
If you do want to use clippers, get the ones with a buffer - this stops you accidentally cutting into the baby's skin - which is quite easy to do if they are wriggling. Also use two people - one to hold their arm still, and the one wielding the clippers should hold the finger still - or do as @Swati said and wait for baby to fall asleep.
Actually we didn't like the baby clippers (the ones with the buffers) because it made it harder to see what you're cutting. We just use a regular (small) nail clipper.
Doing it while they sleep works, but risks waking them. That's not an option for my poor sleep-deprived wife.
What we find works best is to do it during or after feedings. The child is occupied and generally contented due to the food. When the kids were infants my wife would often clip the nails while I was holding them and feeding with a bottle. Once they got older she did while they're strapped into the high chair and occupied with dry finger foods.
With my son graduated from the high chair (and liable to tantrum if forced into anything), my wife has to negotiate clippings with him. Generally he can be bribed into compliance with TV and a bottle.
Use scissors (they are much easier than nail clippers).
Really hold each finger so that she can't push or pull it.
Try to associate (even she's just 2 months) something with it. Like wearing glasses, holding her in a certain position in your lap, etc. That way she'll associate things and it'll make your life easier in the future.
Didn't like to do it while my little one was sleeping, because she would move anyway and would wake up crying.