Oh my gosh, that poor little baby.
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4/4/09 at 10:01pm
And I think it is a lot less likely that this would happen in the US, or at least it would not have happened right in front of a video camera due to the litigious nature of our country.
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Am I the only one who didn't bathe their babies for a week or so?
We very gently pat dried them, but I remember reading that the new baby doesn't really need a bath and to rub the vernix back into the skin. I don't think I bathed them until the cord fell off and then ever so gently.
Personally, I don't let *anyone* touch my baby unless they have my utmost trust and even then they would never leave the room.
I just saw this amazing talk called , "What Would Mammals Do" and she talked about how biologically important it is for a mom and baby to be able to smell each other in those first few hours. She even suggested not using those baby hats as it impedes part of the normal biological bonding that takes place in those first few hours.