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VERNIX - What is it?

VERNIX - What is it?

You're finally able to hold your baby in your arms after all this time, but you notice a thick, white, waxy coating from head to toe! 

Before you think to wash it off, here are some facts and benefits of vernix -

  • Begins forming at 20 weeks and protects the baby's skin from becoming waterlogged
  • Contains 80% water, proteins, amino acids
  • Provides antimicrobial and antibacterial properties 
  • Protects the baby in the womb, during the birthing process and it's first few weeks after birth 
  • It is a skin moisturiser, cleanser and antioxidant - rub it in like body butter! 
  • Regulates temperature after birth
  • Protects from pathogens during and post birth 
  • Reduces trauma - the vernix acts as a lubricant, reducing friction. It also smells of mum, strengthening the first skin to skin bond and providing comfort post birth

 

 

 

 

 

 

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