Here’s why “New Baby Smell” is weaving its clever baby magic on you

mum smelling newborn's head

If you thought the smell of newborn was casting some kind of adorable, addictive spell on you, you’d be 100 percent correct!

We’ve turned to science-y types to discover just how babies weave this clever magic on us – and why!

Something smells delicious!

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What even IS that delicious infant smell that magically disappears around the 6 week mark? It's thought to be a mixture of 100 percent pure baby, left-over amniotic fluid and a little bit of baby-protecting vernix, that makes newborns smell so good. But not only does this magical mixture smell lovely, it's doing magical things to mum's brains..!

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