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Vernix

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Vernix

Image by Kate Murray Photography Vernix-What is it? It's a cheesy or waxy white substance that is found coating the skin of newborn babies. Vernix is secreted by the baby’s sebaceous glands while it is still in the uterus and is thought to protect the baby’s skin from the amniotic fluid surrounding it.  The amount of vernix present on the baby’s skin decreases near the end of the pregnancy. At birth, some babies have a lot and some a little. How long should you wait to bathe your baby? WAIT FOR 8! Keep that vernix (the yellow-white coating) on your baby...

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