Are babies born pink, clean, and smooth?
The appearance of a newborn may be startling.
The baby’s cyanotic little body covered with a cheese-like substance, wrinkled skin, strangely shaped head, nose curled to the side or flattened, and folded ears — all that is the result of the baby staying in the womb for a long time and having a difficult journey through the birth canal.
Newborns recover quickly, though.
The cartilages straighten out, the head rounds out, and the skin becomes pink and velvety with elastic wrinkles.