She whispered to the baby softly in French and dunked it into the water. As I watched, I was speechless.

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The French nurse Sonia Rochel has developed a special way to bathe babies. Her process involves imitating the womb by holding babies under warm water. The especially soft massaging, the temperature of the water, and the form of the bath remind the infants of their time before birth and is supposed to ease their transition into life. The children are visibly relaxed and almost fall asleep in the nurse’s soft hands.


The trust that the babies show the nurse is particularly beautiful. In her hands they can enjoy the blissful, soothing feel of the water. It's a wondrous display of pure trust and innocence and definitely worth sharing.