That was awful! Stuff like that is why I NEVER left my babies sides in the hospital. Both of them were lightly sponged off a few hours after birth with no soap. DH bathed DS and I felt well enough after DD's birth to get up and clean her off. She looked at me the whole time with her big wide eyes. It was a lovely experience.
I can't imagine what would possess that nurse to think that's an okay way to tread a newborn!! Awful