"Babies are such a nice way to start people" - Don Herold
In Nepal country, there's no ritual in celebrating newborn baby. They just celebrating it by let the mother and the baby enjoy their leisure time together. After the birth, the new mother and the baby spend four to six days in peace and harmony in the darkened birth room. The straw bed is placed in the room for both of them. At this moment, the relationship between mother and child can can unfold wonderfully.
|Straw bed that is going to be used for both mother and child|
The midwife usually visits daily two or three times. She will clean up mother and child and massages both with preheated mustard oil and gives some advises to the mother regarding breastfeeding and other questions.
The newborn baby is being massaged from the first day onwards because the midwife believed the baby is offered an atmosphere that resembles the one in womb, so as to ease its entrance the world