Twins cuddle as they mimic life in a bath from nurse Sonia Rochel, revealing a special bond as if they are still in the womb of their mother. The babies continue to hug each other while they are immersed in warm water.
While the aww-inducing photos are remarkable for how the they interact, the nurse posted it to showcase a new bathing technique for infants.
As France’s The Local notes, Rochel devised the method after years of working with newborns at the Clinique de la Muette in Paris. Her “Baby Spa” technique involves caressing and massaging newborns in a bath for 10 to 15 minutes without any soap. Though the method is meant to be a relaxing experience for both the bather and babies, Rochel warns that parents should not try to reproduce it at home.
These newborn twins are not the first pair that did not want to let go of each other after birth. In another striking case earlier this year, newborn twins in Spain were pictured holding hands in the hospital shortly after birth.
As TODAY Moms points out, “They’re already born, but they might not know it yet. This video of a unique bath is offering an amazing look at what life must like for twins in the womb, with the babies cuddling and embracing as if they were still in their mom’s belly.”