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New Born Baby Smell – What Is It?

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. ⁣

image credit @healthiest_baby on instagram

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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southernsdesign
southernsdesign
1 month ago

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! 💞

maakapyar_
maakapyar_
1 month ago

Follow me😍😍😍

makyla.xx
makyla.xx
1 month ago

I hate that smell

mikaylakerling
mikaylakerling
1 month ago

That sweet smell is 10000% breast milk lol.

liiliimarlene
liiliimarlene
1 month ago

Baby and puppy smell give me life💘

mamaandbabybakes
mamaandbabybakes
1 month ago

Honestly the best ❤️

yamansdianaa
yamansdianaa
1 month ago

🥺💞

erinisallwell
erinisallwell
1 month ago

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🥺

lauinfinitelove
lauinfinitelove
1 month ago

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💕

nurnuritab
nurnuritab
1 month ago

Just one day to go, I cannot waitt

sarahloisatheart
sarahloisatheart
1 month ago

Yes!! My baby is 11 weeks and I still sniff her head 🙃 Best fragrance in the world!

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