Babies aren’t born dirty, so there is no need to rush the initial bathing process. Most people, including doctors and nurses, are so eager to remove it. Vernix, beneficial when left on, is a thick white creamy substance. The amount of vernix present on babies depend on a variety of things. The earlier they are born after 27 weeks, the more vernix they have. The later they are born the less they will have.
Here are some benefits associated with vernix
- It’s a great moisturizer when you rub it into your baby’s skin
- It can help them regulate their body temperature after birth
- It provides a great lubrication when mothers have a vaginal birth
- It contains antibacterial properties
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