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why would you leave the vernix on your baby?

I hear there are good things that can come with this... anybody know?

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young-not-dumb

Asked by young-not-dumb at 1:37 AM on Oct. 27, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • It has antibiotic properties, and moisturizes Baby's skin.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:47 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • I have never heard of this, but eeew! Maybe it's to protect the baby's skin? Full term babies don't typically have much if any of the vernix left on their skin. My dd didn't have any, maybe a spot or 2 in her hair.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:48 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • Yes, rub it in.
    That is normal.

    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 1:58 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • I have never heard of this either but my baby was 2 weeks early and was covered in it. We held off on newborn procedures until an hour after she was born so until then we left it on her.
    MelSwim7

    Answer by MelSwim7 at 1:59 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • I have no idea what that is my daughter was full term and I passed out after she came out by the time I woke up she was clean dry and in daddy's arms!
    Bribry

    Answer by Bribry at 2:02 AM on Oct. 27, 2010


  • My water was leaking for over a week, every time I peed there was a bunch in the toilet or on my maxi pads... That baby was born with out (at 40 weeks).
    Her sister was born a few weeks later and did have a little...
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 2:07 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • * lol~ oops! I meant: sister was born at a later gestation, not literally a few weeks later... That would really be something!
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 2:08 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

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