This is a weird question..?

But why is it that horrible smells have no effect on babies and toddlers? You could be changing a really horrible diaper and literally feel like you are going to suffocate, and then look at your baby, and it is not even phasing them. I don't think that it is completely about the memory that we have associated with that smell, as to whether or not a smell is good or bad. Because for example, I love broccoli, yet I do not like the smell of it. So even though I don't like the smell, the memory I have associated with that smell is a good one. Do babies and toddlers have a less keen sense of smell than children and adults do, or are they just more tolerant to these things? Just something I have always been curious about.

That is weird, huh? Even just as strange is that in a recent study, thirteen mothers were asked to sniff soiled diapers belonging to both their own child and others from an unrelated baby. The women consistently ranked the smell of their own child's feces as less revolting than that of other babies. This effect persisted even when the diapers were purposely mislabeled. One possible explanation is that the mothers were simply more accustomed to their baby's odor and therefore found it less repulsive. A more intriguing possibility, the researchers say, is that the mothers' reactions are an evolutionary adaptation allowing them to overcome their natural disgust so that they can properly care for their babies.

if you smell the same thing for a long time, your nose ( and your brain) sort of stops noticing it.

If you have even been near a paper mill for more than a day, you know what i mean. so the baby isn't bothered because he/she is really doesn't notice anymore.
well maybe they cant talk would have something to do with..and chances are they made the never hear person state that they couldn't stand their own smell in the bathroom..
its probably because they are used to it already or they just dont realize that the smell is a bad one. or maybe their senses arent as developed. i wonder things like this too.

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