Since this beautiful video of twins who continue to hold onto each other while being bathed was placed on YouTube there have been almost 10 million viewings.
The nurse who invented a bathing technique for newborns has commented on the video that has been seen by millions over the last week that features a parent washing newborn twins in a wash basin. The twin infants have their eyes closed and appear to be peacefully sleeping and enjoying the warm bathwater.
In the video, the twin babies finally begin to move and, when they do, they hold each other and snuggle closer.
The twins—a boy and a girl—were only a few days old when the video was shot last month at the maternity clinic where Sonia Rochel, a maternity nurse at the Clinique de la Muette in Paris, France, works.
“As the bathing video of the newborn twins shows, the babies are – just like in the womb – in an enclosed basin filled with water,” the Examiner’s Tina Burgess reported. “While keeping their noses and mouths above the water level, the newborn twins experience the gentle movement of water as an adult is carefully pouring the water over their foreheads and eyes. In addition to the flowing water, the newborn twins are also gently massaged and relaxing music is played.”