Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
That New Baby Smell
Jennifer Lopez wants her new perfume to smell like the top of a baby’s head, according to various reports. Normally I wouldn’t care, but this is not the first time I’ve heard expressed an affinity for baby odor.
Soon after Little Miss was born (four days?), we took her on our first family outing, to a summertime gay pride festival. No, "Mom" hasn’t been a euphemism for something else. We’re heterosexuals, but a festival is fun, and we don’t fear people different than ourselves.
Anyhow, we ran across my former boss and his partner at the event. It was their first time seeing Little Miss. His partner immediately oohed and ahhed. "I love the way new babies smell," he said, and he sniffed her head a few times and smiled.
Do new babies have a smell? I mean, other than poop and your particular brand of baby body wash?