Originally Posted by deadheadmomma
I know what you mean. This happened to me with my SIL when DS was only a week or two old. I think there was something that really bothered me about my baby smelling like another woman as well as the other issues. Probably overactive hormones but I would bathe DS right after she left,
My MIL came to the hospital as if she bathed in it, awful. And I love my MIL-but it seems that people lose the "what are newborns like" instinct when they don't have a baby anymore.
We already had huge breastfeeding issues and her stinkin' up the room was no help at all.
I couldn't even use a scented deodorant for a year, only unscented, he started to cry when I masked the "mama scent" too much. My husband couldn't use aftershave as well, he started crying.
A baby's nose is still veeeeeery fresh and easy to overwhelm, people forget that, same with noise- I always hated how clueless people were when they yelled into his ear "oooooooh, are SLEEEEEEEPING baby??- while yanking his legs in the baby wrap.