Wait for It! Baby's First Bath

Joan Shakes

There you are... a family. The incredible moment you have been waiting for is now. All the urgency, the bustling nursing staff are gone.The beeping machines neatly rolled away. Alone, at last. Now it is just you and her. She snuffles in your arms and makes little mewing noises and scrunches her little nose which looks a lot like your dad’s nose. And you notice that she is kinda, well, yucky. With stuff. Bathtime? Wait. No, no not yet! According to Anne Meyers, MD, don’t rush the soap. She rails against the nurse’s proclivity to bathe newborns too soon. They...

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