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You Shouldn't Wash A Newborn Baby Right Away, Know Why!

You Shouldn't Wash A Newborn Baby Right Away, Know Why!
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New-born babies are taken away for washing them clean because they have come passing through a lot of blood and all that. However, when a nurse tried to take this woman's baby to wash, the woman refused, and the reason is so strong, you might be compelled to think about it too.

Here is the whole story. 

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When babies are born, they are covered in a creamy, white fluid.

When babies are born, they are covered in a creamy, white fluid.

It is called the vernix caseosa. It's there to protect the baby in the womb.

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When the birth takes place, doctors generally wash it off.

When the birth takes place, doctors generally wash it off.
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But it turns out that they don't really have to do that.

In fact it might be the best thing to leave it on, as it is.

In fact it might be the best thing to leave it on, as it is.
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Because the new-born baby isn't ready to face the oxygen-rich, dry environment all of a sudden.

It keeps the baby's skin hydrated and acidic.

It keeps the baby's skin hydrated and acidic.

And also prevents bacteria from attacking the skin.

So basically, it is really helpful.

So basically, it is really helpful.
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So when should it be washed off?

So when should it be washed off?
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Turns out that it comes off itself after a week or so since the birth.

Turns out that it comes off itself after a week or so since the birth.
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You don't have to wash the baby too much.

If your baby has darker skin, wash the body just once a week.

If your baby has darker skin, wash the body just once a week.
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Because their skin is drier and water irritates them.

Babies don't get very dirty except for drool and diaper anyway.

Babies don't get very dirty except for drool and diaper anyway.
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So just take care of that and bathe them less.

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