Things you need:
Quick dry nail polish (I use Sally Hansen)
Polish remover and cottons balls
Whenever I want to paint Ryley’s toes I put her in here high chair and give her a snack. The food normally distracts her long enough for me to get a few toes done. After that I grab coloring books, crayons and toys and pile them on her high chair. I hold her foot the whole time so that she doesn’t wipe off the polish wiggling around. Once I have the polish on one foot I blow on or play patty cake with it to help dry faster.
I repeat this process with the other foot. I keep a tight grip on her feet and sing songs or make silly faces to get her mind off her toes. It does take quite a but of patience but I try to make it fun for both of us. The less she knows whats going on underneath her food tray the better. I try to get any excess of with my fingers before it dries, but if I miss it I use the polish remover to clean it up.
The first time I painted her toes I was very meticulous and spent a lot of time giving her the perfect pedicure. The next day most of the polish was chipped. I learned that it looks pretty when its first applied but doesn’t stand a chance after a few days (probably even hours). So, now I just make it a game and enjoy some mommy daughter time because one day shell be painting her own nails without me!