I just found out that Sesame Street has short online clips (the ones we watched were about 1:12) that feature shorts on different topics (I chose numbers). I put one on the laptop and was able to cut both Liam’s fingernails and his toenails. Magic.
(For the record: we’re still not watching TV with Liam but the intensity with which he paid attention to the short clips on numbers is both the reason why I don’t want him to watch and the reason why he probably will start watching much sooner than I’d like. Sigh.)