It's fine that you don't like the way they smell, but I love the way newborn babies smell. It's not the powders or lotions or whatever either. They have a very distinct smell for several months. Perhaps it's the vernix or something. They smell fresh and new and wonderful. Also, I never allowed my babies to have that yucky collection of milk and stuff. I always cleaned their faces and necks after a feeding and I removed the dirty bib. =o)
Oh I even like the smell of MY OWN newborn with a poopy diaper - if it's a BF baby anyway... it's the hormones I think... I laughed when I told my best friend I even liked the super stinky newborn baby gas they get the first day at the hospital. Now that is something ONLY a new mom could like.
I LOVE the way babies smell! I agree with Cupcake here, they smell new and innocent and just sweet. Well most babies. And I can honestly say that my baby never smelled gross like spoiled milk etc. Always clean. Probably because I wiped them down after eating or drinking milk because they dribble and who wants dried milk on their face? And because I bathe my child every day and also wipe and powder them after every diaper change, and every clothes change too.
What babies are ya smelling? I DO love that "baby smell". I never smelled a baby that had a poopy smell only because the parents changed them immediately, and baby poop doesnt really have that bad of a smell (newborn ones!). There was only one time I was sort'a sad/disgusted when I held someone's baby, yes she had a very sour smell but it's not the babys fault! Although, thats all I smelled on my shoulder! lol...But reguardless, babies are just to darn cute to resist in not holding....
There is a smell. It might be soap, but its a smell and its gooooood!!!!!! I'm always smelling my baby and I love it. Sometimes she smells like poop, In which case I don't breathe her in. The smell is around their neck and head. Even when the soap smell wears off, there is something there. Its like your clothes have a smell, Its your scent, but with a baby its sweat. My baby is in my lap right now and I'm smelling her right now. Mhhhhhh, Ahhhhh. I've always had a very acute sense of smell. I think some of us are more in tune to this sense than others.
Not to launch a BF versus FF debate, but the babies I baby sat who were FF smelled worse than the babies who were breastfed. The FF babies did tend to have that sour milk smell, and their diapers were gag-worthy. The BF babies had a sweeter smell. My own kids were bf'd and my kids didn't have any fat rolls (they were scrawny) so there was no place in which food and sweat and other things got stuck and stinky. I loved the way my babies smelled, and I didn't use scented baby bath or any lotions or powders or even scented laundry detergent, they just smelled like themselves.
I don't get it either. My daughter was a puker - like a LOT. She was always cleaned and bathed and I guess I liked the lavender smelling stuff I used to bathe her in but a little while later, she didn't smell so good. I personally don't like that milky-cheesy-bready smell. Now, I DO like the feel of a baby's skin - so soft - but that's about it.
May be their relationship to the smell:
My husband loves the smell of skunks.
Reminds him of a favorite story about his
grandfather. The smell takes him right
back there. Closest thing to Time Travel.
That baby smell takes me back to being
a young mother: the favorite time of my life.
Also, I have to add. All three of my boys grew
up with a dad that loved the smell of skunk,
so, they also like the smell. funny