Toe nails and finger nails.  I'm going to say the rude thing I ALWAYS think when I see long nails on children.  YUCK!  Having long finger nails requires a lot of extra attention.  I'm not a microbiologist, but I am comfortable saying that hand washing alone is not enough when you have long finger nails.  You should use a nail scrub brush for EVERY washing.  And I would guess germs, bugs, dirt, sickness all love to cuddle up under finger nails.  Soooooooo let's all join together and check our children's finger nails every 10 days.  Just set a reminder in your calendar. P.S. If you have every seen my children's finger nails long, I apologize.  :)