20 Beautiful Baby Traditions From Around The World

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Not just a necklace

In Bangladesh newborns are commonly gifted with amulets. Within these amulets can be a multitude of things. Certain flowers. A cut of the umbilical cord. Specific herbs. These contents are believed to help ward the baby of evil spirits. Again, Bangladesh is a country with a high neonatal fatality rate. Thus, parents do everything they can to safeguard their babies and have specific rituals for many instances. There’s a special way to pierce a baby’s ear if the child before them died in infancy. If the baby is colicky, its amulet may be taken and dipped in water. Each action has meaning and a spiritual reason.

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