Newborn Skincare: Why You Shouldn’t Wash Baby Right Away

A local certified nurse practitioner weighs in on why you should wait to wash your baby after giving birth.

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The afterbirth goop on your baby might be gross, but some mothers have been requesting to delay their babies' first bath for hours – even days – to profit as much as possible from the vernix caseosa. That's the white creamy wax coating that covers baby after birth. By holding…

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