The newborn smell is intoxicating – literally!
Studies show that smelling a newborn releases dopamine, the feel-good hormone (also released during drug use that keeps you coming back for more), in your brain. This release is even stronger when smelling your own baby, or if you’ve had other babies before.💛👶🏿💛
Researchers believe the newborn smell evolved to ignites change in the parents to want to care for the newborn, which helps protect the newborn in those early days. 👶🏼
Smell👃🏼 is the strongest sense linked to memory. Whenever you smell a newborn it will likely take you back to memories of your own children or other newborns you’ve been close with.
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Do you love the newborn smell?
Let us know in the comments 😊
Originally posted 2020-10-10 00:36:22.
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Obsessed with it 😭💖
Because they came from heaven
By the end of the day my baby smells like sour milkies!
I can smell babies all day without getting bored 😍😋
My babies never smelled good. 😢
The greatest smell in the world!! 🤍
My 5 year old still smells intoxicatingly good to me 😍
Not a mom just a very cuddly aunt here! Yes!! The baby smell 😍🥰 it’s hard to compare to anything… The smell makes my brain relax and everything is right in the world because this one little nugget is absolutely perfect and slightly lavender scented and aaaaaaaa 😭😭😭🥺 aaaaaahhhh !!! Baby fever
Thanks for sharing our post! 💕
I have never smelt this on my kids or anyone else’s! What’s wrong with me lol