youtuber @laowhy86 发布视频讨论中国“坐月子”
Sarah S : Your lucky to have that Chinese hair. After 16 days it doesn’t really look that bad.
Mellon Walker Movies : it is dangerous to overheat a baby!!! I would go absolutely mad at my mum
Titanium Tiara : I could see how washing hair in past times may have led some to think that some untimely deaths due to catching cold or pnuemonia. And eating eggs….well they are a perfect food with lots of protein. So they’d probably be excellent for a new mother. Plus they’re viewed as a symbol of fertility. The chicken soup though is obvious.
Jack O’Connor : Isn’t the milk unsafe to drink in China?
Elizabeth Torres : You both are PERFECT for each other. I wish I could send you more chocolates. You had me laughing my off, when you pulled out the M&M from your pillow. I hope after a month, you, your husband and your cute baby, can have a beautiful day without all these superstitious Chinese baby traditions. Wishing you all the best.
The Big Game Theory : If my parent would tell me how i have to handle my child (when they would do such a stupid thing) and tried to kick me out the room, I would kick them out the house. That would get me enraged.
Mats Hjalmarsson : My ex (from Shenyang) asked me if it was possible to take the placenta home from the hospital to cook and eat it
Mike Lee : For sure get a real toilet. Those squat toilets will destroy your knees.
Zenobia Saint-Jean : Can’t believe she had the western education but still following this stupid tradition of “Sitting the month “. Unbelievable!
FolkRoots : Extremely stupid traditions.
Fahad Al-Maraghi : In the Middle East the woman would stay at their mothers house for 40 days AFTER giving birth. its interesting to see similarities between distant cultures.
Terrariums and Tea : These traditions started before showers with potable water so it would make sense (back when) not to sit in a tub etc. filled with river water when you have open wounds in your most private areas to prevent infections from dirty water.
Real Salica : They have that in Russia too . You are right , nothing of those make senses.
Fuzzyscarfandmittens : I remember hearing about this before. The Japanese during the Edo period used to have the same superstitions. But then of course where do you think they got it from?
John Nelson : Dude, I’ve got to ask, is that the only toilet in your apartment? I’m racking my brain trying to figure out how in the hell a yone could use that thing. It’s got to be disgusting
Michael Brew : Ahh, I wondered why my wife had a habit of overdressing our daughter. She was always obsessing over whether she was too cold, and even though the nurses explained that newborns are generally okay if you dress them with maybe one more layer than you’re comfortable with, she’d be decked out for a Minnesota winter even though we live in Texas. She kinda toned that down, eventually, though, but our daughter’s two, now, so I guess it’s not as much of a concern. Still, it was a weird change given I’m so used to babies regularly running around in nothing but diapers. My wife would freak out if I kept her in just diapers for more than a minute.
Keyla Ward : OMG I remember when i gave birth in Beijing and Chinese nurses won’t let me take a shower or walk or brush my teeth (for a month? No way). I couldn’t handle more than 2 days without a shower and walk straight to the shower when the nurses were not around, it was a big RELIEF!!!!!
sari bsunt : i have seen one pregnancy test on the internet. stick a rubix cube up the vagina. if it’s solved, you’re pregnant. if not, you’re either not pregnant or pregnant with a non Asian baby.
Art Tuber-pk : Over dressing also common in Pakistan
Bruce B : First off I don’t speak Mandarin. A couple of years after my wife gave birth to twins in the States we went back to see her family. My wife said ” Do not let my mom know that I didn’t have a sitting month because she will be so upset with you”. My mother-in-law does not speak English. lol
kreenichiwa k : Something that’s different from another culture isn’t necessarily considered weird, and vice versa
EILEEN Fedele : Why would you let the baby be so hot? Just tell them NO, leave the baby the why I dress her. If you think this tradition is ridiculous why do it at the expense of your baby’s health
KellyAbroad LifeInUK : i am a chinese mum but never heard of those tradition! weird!
Mel : Are they trying to kill you and the baby? Seems like the only outcome. In Australia we leave the hospital the day after giving birth (natural) and 3 days after cesarean delivery and resume all normal activities.
奇妙莫名 : Its really not a myth, perhaps different locations have they ways differently, In Singapore its still widely practice, the purpose is really for the mother to recover from labour, by feeding the mom with tonics to replenish the heavy loss of nutrients and to strengthening the immune system. As for the baby, nothing much is really done actually. Part of the reasons why many people believes in it because Caucasian ladies tends to age really fast after 40years old, contributing to the fact that they did not recover well during labour, many real life examples were seen and witness to support this. I personally knew someone whom gave birth to two daughters, and she refuse to 坐月子, thus she when back to work literally a week later, currently she looks so malnourished and haggard, she looks like 50 years old whereby she is only 38.
Loretta Montgomery : Weird, Japan has the same birthing norms that Chinese do, Japanese everywhere follow them. Baby doesn’t leave the house for a month but to go to get shots.
Brenda Bautista : Filipino tradition: eating tinola (chicken soup) or any soup will help with breast milk. I did that and it was true. I guess all the vitamins in the morianga leaves, vegetables and warm water helped.
Sandra Montalvo : Hispanic do this too! It’s called La Quarentena! It means she shouldn’t do anything for 40 days after you give birth…
Serendipity : I couldn’t imagine not showering / bathing for 40 days. When I had my last child, I was up showering 2 hours after he was born. It is usually suggested that you shower as opposed to bathing though.