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.
It is called the vernix caseosa. It's there to protect the baby in the womb.
But it turns out that they don't really have to do that.
Because the new-born baby isn't ready to face the oxygen-rich, dry environment all of a sudden.
And also prevents bacteria from attacking the skin.
You don't have to wash the baby too much.
Because their skin is drier and water irritates them.
So just take care of that and bathe them less.