That “New Baby” Smell
It is a strange phenomena clearly left over from our primitive past but newborn babies emit an aroma from their scalp which has a powerful hypnotic effect on the mother. This is the New Baby Smell. Moms can pick their babies out of a line up blindfolded by scent alone. It is almost like a drug and goes right to the pleasure areas of a woman’s brain. Scientists theorize that its purpose is to provide pleasure to the mother during a time period when the baby doesn’t do much but sleep, nurse and soil their diaper. Later the baby coos and smiles and these are also powerful bonding behaviors.