I know that one will probably be the hardest for people but it's something I get questions about ALL the time. "What was that stuff on the baby's skin?" :-) So I figured it would be a good "head's up" for first time moms to help them know what to expect.
There is an entire debate now about whether it's better to scrub that off, or, as many are now doing, rub it in as a skin conditioner.
When I chose to rub the vernix in instead of bathing it off as I did with my first born, I found that with my last two, their skin didn't get dry or peeling. Could be a coincidence but it makes sense if you think about it.