Infants have little to no control over their hand movements. They also have sharp little nails. I filed Jonah's nails his first day home but it didn't seem very helpful. I don't understand why any newborn clothes are made without the foldover mittens on the end. I tend to dress Jonah in the gowns that have them. The outfits without them have the accessory of mittens. Jonah has earned the title of Mitten Tosser, he can get them off in record time. He gets swaddled more on days with unattatched mittens. Yesterday after Jonah's bath he got his nails clipped. Today they were filed again. They still seem like a hazard. Any suggestions?