If you are a woman and if you have ever given birth, you probably know the whole process. The nurses take the newborn baby and they carry him to the first bathing. However, many experts claim that bathing immediately after birth is not actually a good idea!
You will agree that the baby covered with mucosal fluid is not exactly a beautiful sight! That mucosal fluid’s name is actually Vernix caseosa. It’s about the protective layer of the skin of the fetus in the last months of pregnancy.
Its main ingredient is sebum, a natural oil that is found in human skin which protects the soft and sensitive skin of the newborn when it’s coming to the world.
At that time, the baby’s skin is covered with good bacteria which shields the baby organism in the first moments of its life. Removing the “good” bacteria in that moment makes no sense.
Many mothers have figured this way as the right way! Among those, a woman named Elodie Dupui stated that she didn’t bathe her baby for 6 days. She claims that her baby never smelled unpleasant during the 6 days.
You can surely notice that in the first 7 to 10 days, the baby’s skin is cracked and dry. That’s why excessive skin rubbing and bathing is probably a bad idea for a sensitive skin.