Allen Kesten | The Sun Magazine

Allen Kesten

Allen Kesten is an early childhood consultant and writer. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his second cat.

— From February 1999

A Finger On The Page

Everyone washes too much in this country. They wash their babies too much, as well. The babies don’t smell of milk and waste but perfume and powder. At the day-care center where I work, some parents back away from me because I smell like a real person.

February 1999
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