I want to ask if it’s a reborn trend right now, as I see more and more babies with purple or super red hands and feet, which looks like to me that either their circulation was cut off or they were accidentally dipped in the boiling water.
I understand about purplish color in the first minutes after the birth on hands and feet, but if you look at 1-3-5 days old babies their skin colors are clean and uniformal. They might get jaundice at that time, but not super colors on the hand and feet.
Another thing might be a trend (I am just not sure) is super red under nose area, seems to me like that poor baby was punched in the lips and they got all blend together.
I probably old fashioned and just not ‘feeling’ it. But may be that is what buyers want?
I’ve also seen where the lip line extends beyond the lip and to me it looks like the baby has chapped lips…I don’t like a super defined lip border but I don’t like red beyond it either.
Babies hands will continue to be purple on and off for a couple of weeks after they’re born. I have pictures of my son at 2 or 3 weeks old and His Hands would purple if they got cool just because their circulation is not as well regulated yet. I think it started as some of us trying to learn the brand new baby reborn look which is something that Sue-Ellen was teaching on her Live Effects patreon. I know I put out so several babies lately that are brand newborn looks because I’ve been practicing the techniques.
Thank you. Now I see why it started. I guess my babies are older than 2 weeks
Personally I think it all just goes with the extreme hyper realism that everyone is after. My babies always had bright red around their mouths for a while after nursing. And the purple hands and feet lasted a few weeks for us. I like both pretty babies and hyper realistic fresh baby style so I dabble in both.
I think it all depends on the baby in real life and also, buyers preference. I love colorful babies some people don’t.
My friends babies hands and feet still don’t really match at 3 weeks. They are lighter purple but not circulation cut off purple.
May be my real baby’s hands and feet was a different colors also, but in former Soviet Union (Russia, Ukraine and other 13 republic) we only saw babies faces for the first week (this is how long it was required to stay in a hospital) as they were brought to us all swaddled and only for a feeding time. First time I saw my son unswaddled at 2 weeks and my daughter at 1 week. They both had even colors.
Wow, I can’t imagine not being with my baby so little in the first week or two!
Oh my goodness! How very different from modern US, where the baby is usually placed on the chest naked for sometimes an hour or more before even being weighed! Then usually if healthy there is zero time in the nursery, sometimes meaning zero sleep for mom. It’s pretty rough trying to care for a brand new baby while recovering the first few days, but great for bonding time. I know in the US, even my parents’ generation had their babies kept in a nursery besides feeding or upon request for a quick visit.
Wow that is interesting! Look at how they bring them in on two tiered trays!
Yes, I was about to say the same thing!!! Lol. Sue-Ellen recently finished a tutorial on just born look. She’s working on toddlers now.
How did they tell them apart! Were you ever handed the wrong baby? I imagine they are wearing ID bands but man most newborns look really similar. This is fascinating. It’s so different from how we do things in the US nowadays. Even twelvish years ago, they handed me my baby all sticky and I immediately counted fingers and toes and had her skin to skin. If you don’t mind me asking, do you think you were able to bond with them well initially? How do you find their attachment?
Mine, too, Yelena. I don’t like that look personally. But with art, everyone can make their art as they want to. No right or wrong way. I see other things on dolls I personally don’t like, but the “pros” seem to feel it is the way to go. For myself, I paint as I want to.
Yelena, I understand how that can be. When our first one was born, I didn’t get to see much of him for the first week – then we went home, I had a C-Section so I wasn’t able to ambulate to the nursery to even see him. He was born at 6:24 AM and I did not get to see him until much later in the day. It was so frustrating. I kept asking for him. Finally, once back on the floor, a nurse who was a Captain (he was born in a military hospital) told them to bring the baby to me. They did, all swaddled and just held him so I could see him. I wanted to kiss his little head and the lady from the nursery pulled him back and said I couldn’t. The Capt, thankfully, told her to let me kiss him! She said that he would get my germs! Can you believe that??? Get my germs. The Capt. told her to “let me kiss him!” and she did. But, I didn’t get to even hold him. He was MY baby. Anyway, it was hard.
This is fascinating. What was the reasoning behind keeping mother and baby apart? Did C-section play into the separation?
When I had babies, I was only separated from them for about an hour shortly after my C-sections. With my first, there was no nursey, only NICU, and babies had to remain with the mother. My son was actually sent to NICU because I had a psychotic break due to my abusive now-ex-husband stressing me out severely and issues with breastfeeding, which was heavily pushed by the hospital. My visits with baby were supervised and I was under a no-contact order for a few days. I felt terrible with my healthy, beautiful baby staying in the NICU. It was 5 days total before we could go home and my mother had to stay with us for a month and check in with the doctors because the situation was… bad.
With my daughter, the ex was deployed. I had fled back to GA as soon as he left and was living with my mom. This hospital had a nursery and it was amazing how different my experience was. I felt no pressure to make any decisions about breast vs bottle. They brought me the baby in the morning and would come and get her for me to nap, then bring her back. Then, they would take her for the night. They let me dress her, and push her bassinet around for short walks in the ward. We left in 3 days and I was rested and happy.
No bonding problems whatsoever.
BTW, it was so easy to switch babies, if someone would be careless, or on purpose. They had handwritten IDs made out of medical mattress protector, tied to their hand and feet by ripped out piece of gauze. On picture below those babies has also that tag outside. I don’t remember my son or daughter had anything outside.
Do your son and daughter still live in the Ukraine?
No, they are the reason why we immigrated (legally) to US. My son was 8, my daughter was 4.
Found a perfect picture of Soviet Newborn Hand ID
Only mine were green.
Oh man! You have to have had a lot of trust that they kept giving you your baby! They look content on their little rolly platter.