by Daniel Laberge
Human grooming

Grooming your child

Newborn hand

© Jason Pratt

Your children will thank you all their lives for grooming them and teaching them how to do it.

Warning
Grooming a human baby has not been fully tested at this point.
Go slowly, be cautious, and use your best judgment.
If the skin reacts; stop grooming the area until it heals and revise your technique.

Special care for newborn babies

Newborn foot

© Scott Sherrill

Before you groom your child, you should learn how to do it by grooming your own skin for several months.

Motherly love

Humans are born folded

Newborn foot

© cabancreative

Folds on a baby's feet

Folds on the wrist of a nine month old fetus.

© jason wilson

Folds on the wrist of a nine month old fetus.

Post-natal lick-grooming

«Vernix caseosa» on newborn baby

© IamNotUnique

«Vernix caseosa»

Microbial flora

Leopard grooming young

© James-Peacock

Grooming your child

Newborn baby

© Prescott-Pym

Baby's first grooming sessions

Prudence and caution

Newborn baby

© Nelson-Kwok

How to proceed

Use both superficial and pressure grooming

SUPERFICIAL GROOMING

Takes care of the top of the skin.

PRESSURE GROOMING

To remove deep features and folds on the body and face.

Removing dead cells from the surface

Newborn baby

© a4gpa

Flattening features and deep folds

Orangutan grooming child

© Eric-Kilby

Skin flattening basics

Use your fingertip instead of your nail when you pressure groom your child.

Fingertip pecking skin

Simply apply a slight pressure for two to five seconds.

Move your finger a bit and repeat.

Looking for hardness inside the child's skin

Searching for weak spots in the folds

Newborn baby

© Michelle-Brea

 

Where are the folds on a baby's body?

Fetal impressions

Newborn baby

© Sander-van-der-Wel

The fetal mask - Folds on the face

Newborn baby

© c-r-avery

The fetal straitjacket - Folds on the body

Barbie doll

© Hegemony77

The articulations on this doll are located in positions that are similar
to the folds of the fetal straitjacket.

They appear early, but tighten up all the life of an individual.

Here, waist and neck joints are missing.

Baby's wrist

© shira--gal

Children grooming themselves

And the baby starts grooming

Teaching grooming

Chimpanzee grooming young

© Michael-Coghlan

Taming nervous habits

Additional theory

Newborn baby

© Adam-Baker

Neoteny and grooming

Racial features

Newborn baby

© Christine-Szeto

Newborn hand
Newborn foot
Newborn foot
Folds on the wrist of a nine month old fetus.
«Vernix caseosa» on newborn baby
Leopard grooming young
Newborn baby
Newborn baby
Newborn baby
Orangutan grooming child
Newborn baby
Newborn baby
Newborn baby
Baby's wrist
Chimpanzee grooming young
Newborn baby
Newborn baby