10 Weird Newborn Quirks (that are totally normal!)

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Ever been grossed out by baby crusty eye? Or wondered if it’s normal for your newborn’s skin to peel? That’s understandable since there are a lot of weird things that happen with these cute little babies! Watch the video below for 10 really strange quirks you might see.

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Newborn babies are just the best, aren’t they?? I mean, besides the sleep deprivation and unexplained crying and your own sore nipples 🙂 But I mean, look at that little face!!

I realized recently that despite their cuteness level, the little bodies of these new babies go through a lot during their first few days and weeks of life. Some of these things can seem REALLY strange to a new mom, or even an experienced mom who hasn’t ever seen that particular phenomenon before.

The video below explains 10 really common (but somewhat bizarre) quirks that you could see in your newborn including peeling skin, crusty eyes and baby acne!

I realized after filming that I forgot one really common quirk: stinky hands (often filled with lint). Because newborns keep their little fists closed tightly for the majority of those first few weeks, they often collect lint. If you ever notice weird gunk in their fists and a funky smell, just know that it’s baby’s sweat and oils combining with lint from their clothes and blankets! Super strange but very common.

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Watch the Video!

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