Knitted Noggins—Rethinking the Newborn Cap

Birth caps are seemingly ubiquitous, at home and in the hospital, but why? Nicole Deelah questions the use of these caps and considers how a thin layer of polyester can create a considerable barrier between mothers and newborns.

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About Author: Nicole Deelah

Nicole Deelah makes her home in Houston, Texas. She is the mother of five children, a wife, apprentice midwife and has been a practicing doula and childbirth educator for 11 years. Nicole is intent on building confident, attached, healthy families through education and connection to resources, while also giving new and expectant parents tools for healthy, confident, peaceful pregnancies, births and parenting experiences.

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