I'm hoping someone might be able to shed some light on this. The other day my husnband was dressing our 1 year old little boy, and noticed that his big toe nail looked odd, on closer inspection we realised that the nail plate was split almost the whole way across right next to the eponychium, this didnt seem to be bothering him at all and we didnt know when it had happened. I thought he could have banged it or dropped something on it, as he has been walking for almost 4 months now and has an almost 4 year old brother, so they do play quite roughly!!! Anyway, I have just bathed them after they decided to dig up my flower bed and found that his little finger nail does not appear to be attached to the nail bed at all, i dont want to go poking around, so I dont know how far down this goes, but I have my suspicions, its right down to the eponychium again. Again, he doesnt seem to be bothered by it, he isnt pulling his hand away or holding it funny. If it was just one, i think I would accept it, but I am starting to really worry now!!! (I'm actually crying while I write this!!). I will be taking him to the doctor tomorrow, but they are closed now. But if anyone has any ideas what it could be or what i can do with it, please help!!!