Baby Supersticious, have you heard them?
February 26, 2008 9:19pm CST
What I love about the US is all the diversity in culture, so I will love to get everyones thoughts on this. I come from a hispanic background (salvadorean) and when it comes to babies my family are so supersticious. Check this out! 1. Baby must wear red when going out: Because someone with a strong eye can harm him. The baby will become sick with (diarrhea, vomitting, etc) my mom even claims her first baby die of this. "The strong eye" there are people who's vision are consider too strong and this can be bad for babies.The red color protects them. 2.For the same reason mention above, the baby has to be cover at all times so no one will see him and if someone does they have to carry him, so no harm is made to the baby. 3. The baby cannot get a hair cut until he is 1 yr old: Why? If you do it before it will take longer for him to say his first words. 4.You have to put breast milk in the babies eyes (so his eye color will be pretty) and put breast milk in his face (if he is hairy) so the hair will fall. 5.You cannot sit or stand up the baby before he is 5 months because his cheeks will fall down. 6. They tied the babies legs so he won't have crook it legs. Some of them are so hilarious and there are still more that I don't remember, because for me they are silly. My friend and I laugh at it all the time. Do you guys have some of these superstitious in your culture or mine are the weird ones? Believe me when you see a hispanic women and her stroller is all cover up with a blankee and you can't see the baby you know why.
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28 Feb 08
Those are some really interesting superstitions! Thanks for sharing! I'm drawing a blank on ones I've heard....I have been rubbing Vick's Baby Rub on my youngest son's feet though to break up his congestion. Supposedly anything put on the bottom of the foot can be absorbed throughout the body within 20 minutes and it's safer for babies since there's less chance of them getting the Vick's in their mouths. I don't know, I've been putting it on his chest at bedtime too and he is sounding better. Oh, friends of mine told me that I should have tried to flatten his ears right after he was born. His ears stick out some and my friends said that ears can be reshaped within the first 3 days after birth if you continuously rub them in the direction you want them to go in. *shrugs* I think they're cute just the way they are.