A LiveLeak.com video of sleepy newborn twins in a bath has reached over 2 million views in one day. The narrative following the video is that the twins have yet to wake from birth.
The video shows the twins sleeping and floating in the tiny bath, water gently pouring over their faces. Both appear to be enjoying their bath and in no danger of waking.
As is the case with many viral videos, the video has been posted elsewhere, including on YouTube channels, making the true number of views a more murky number (and likely higher). TODAY Moms reports that it has received over 3 million views on YouTube.
At the time of writing, details about the video have been scarce. TODAY Moms reports this video was shot less than a month ago at a French maternity clinic. The purpose of the video was to show French maternity nurse, Sonia Rochel's Thalasso Baby Bath – a bathing technique for newborns.
The original video, entitled "Thalasso Bain Bébé Jumeaux - Twin Baby Bath," seems to have been posted by Rochel on YouTube on Nov. 8. TODAY Moms reports that the infants in the video are fraternal twins – a boy and a girl. Their mother is not releasing their names.
The 2:49 video shows the infants embracing as they sleep in a small bath. They are being gently cradled by a pair of adult hands, and at one point one of the infants grasps the adult's finger.
Rochel told TODAY Moms that the Thalasso Bath is intended for infants less than 2 months and that caregivers should not try to make their own home-Thalasso Bath.