Whether that blissful newborn smell comes from a baby’s sweat glands or vernix or who knows where . . . it only lasts a few weeks.
It’s been postulated that it’s like a reward for the all hard work involved in caring for a newborn.
Some researchers believe that the sweet smell is related to a baby’s metabolism because when nutrition is no longer through the umbilical cord, the smell changes.
Apparently a 2013 study showed that when a mom (sorry dads, this only tested moms) smells her newborn’s head, the reward-related area in the brain is activated. This basically reinforces what we already know—-that a newborn smells absolutely wonderful.
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What do you think of your baby’s smell?
Let us know in our comments 🤔
Originally posted 2021-01-12 14:49:06.
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I don’t remember my newborn having a smell only if I used some product on her. I’m going to pay close attention this time around and see if she has the smell you’re referring to! 💞
I hate that smell
That sweet smell is 10000% breast milk lol.
Baby and puppy smell give me life💘
Honestly the best ❤️
My baby is 12 weeks and it’s starting to fade😭 it’s still there some but I’ll definitely ball my eyes out when it’s gone🥺
I don’t remember my baby smelling particularly sweet at any point. He is 2 months now and does have a great smell that I can’t get enough of💕
Just one day to go, I cannot waitt
Yes!! My baby is 11 weeks and I still sniff her head 🙃 Best fragrance in the world!