Kamińscy Family Archive

collection Kamińscy Family Archive
authors Andrzej Kamiński
starring Andrzej Kamiński; Urszula Kamińska
length 03'19
location Poland
year 1984
format S8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0014 006
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

November 1984. The Kamiński family’s apartment in Warsaw’s Przyczółek Grochowski housing estate. Taking care of the daughter of Urszula and Andrzej, Katarzyna, and her first bath. The Kamiński couple is accompanied by their parents, Kasia’s grandparents. The baby returned home from the hospital shortly after the birth. The umbilical cord has not dried and fallen off yet. The mother breastfeeds the baby, gently cleans her auricles with a cotton bud and wipes the body with wet cotton swabs. Then, together with the grandmother, she gently washes the baby in the bathtub. The bathed girl falls asleep.


keywords Poland; Warsaw; parenting; motherhood; feeding; breastfeeding; umbilical cord; birth; baby hygiene; daily hygiene; ear cleaning; pacifier; bath; family