This post is inspired by a post from fellow mommy-blogger, Beef Burritos N Coconuts. Don’t you just love the way a baby smells? They’re soft, they’re cuddly and they smell so darn good. It wasn’t until I read her post that I truly acknowledged how great they babies smell. And that seemed to be the theme of the week…we went to a picnic last weekend and I found myself constantly sniffing Malia in the crook of her neck. Who cares how much spit-up might have found its way in the nook and crannies, she smells oh so good.
And as she was passed around I saw that others agreed with me. She kept getting sniffed and snuggled by all of her aunties. Ahhhh! One even commented “You’re lucky, your baby smells so good!”
Now, I’m at my mom’s house and she happened to ask me when the last time I gave her a bath. I told her that I gave her one last week…a sponge bath. She kind of looked at me in horror and noted Malia’s dry and peeling skin; and basically implied that she was dirty. Apparently she should have had weekly baths…with soap – followed by lotions. (Duh!)
Now in my defense, I wasn’t being lazy. She was getting regular sponge baths. Thinking that a baby’s skin is really sensitive, I didn’t want to further irritate her skin by using soaps and creams on her skin. And with my hormones leaving her system and causing that baby acne, I didn’t want to further aggravate that either.
And you know – I obviously did something right because the blend of milky spit up, poo and farting was still wonderful to everyone else’s sense of smell…including mine. My baby smells goooooood!
But here’s a photo of Lola giving her a real bath. Sorry for the fuzziness – she was moving around alot and I couldn’t get a clear shot. And I had to move fast because Lola was moving at lightening speed to make sure Malia’s temperature didn’t drop.
Tomorrow I’m going to go through our old albums to see if I can find a picture of MY first bath. 🙂