A mother-of-four is being roasted online after she revealed that she is not planning on washing her newborn baby for a whole month because she said it's healthier for him.
Shahnta Hoare, 24, from Silverdale, Washington, recently gave birth to her fourth son with her husband, Tyler.
However, the mom is now receiving a lot of scrutiny online after she announced that she has not bathed her son since his birth on May 6 - and that she has no plans to anytime soon.
The baby, named Ozzy, is still covered in the fluid that he was born with - known as vernix caseosa - but Shahnta insisted that they are not going to wash it off because it 'gives a protective barrier' to the baby and is 'an antimicrobial.'She also claimed that soap can dry out babies' 'delicate' and 'fragile' skin. A mom is being roasted online after she revealed that she is not planning on washing her newborn baby for a whole month because she said it's healthier for him
She said the substance 'naturally came off' of the baby, adding, 'I know it is maybe gross to some but when it's your own baby, you're like, this stuff is so good''So yeah, he didn't get wiped and he won't get his first bath for many more weeks.'Many viewers were disgusted by Shahnta's decision to not clean off her baby, and they took to the comment section to share their thoughts.'If my baby isn't sparkling clean I will not be touching it,' wrote one person.Another added, 'I couldn't imagine anything worse.''Why? Like, how is this OK for a newborn?' asked someone else.A fourth comment read, 'I'm sorry but this is the first time I've ever heard of this, and I don't mean to judge but no. I feel like this wouldn't work for me.''OMG. What y'all got against being clean?' read another comment.However, others agreed with Shahnta's position on bathing, and revealed that they did the same thing with their kids.