Question by Buffy:
Has anyone heard of wiping a newborn down with Olive Oil oppose to Bathing them in the first couple of weeks?

I am currently pregnant and my baby is due in January. I live in the Midwest and I am afraid of my newborn catching a cold due to bathing. I heard that you can wipe a baby down with Olive Oil oppose to bathing them. This is suppose to moisturize the skin and remove old skin while protecting the embilical cord. I am wondering if there is any truth to this or if this is an old wise tale???