Friday, October 1, 2010
Slurp and Squoosh
Many animal mothers come equipped with an instinctive compulsion to lick their babies all over.
When the babies are first born, this licking cleans them up and stimulates them to stand up and get moving and find some milk.
As the babies grow, the mothers can keep them clean by licking them all over regularly.
It also stimulates the baby's bodily functions.
It helps their blood circulate better...
...and aids the flow of lymph.
It even gets their digestive systems going.
I may not have to lick my baby all over every day, but I sure can't seem to stay away from those chubby cheeks... Surely there is some essential biological reason for this.