I visited a friend-of-the-family in hospital soon after they'd had their new baby. I was surprised to see a jar of honey by the bedside. I thought it was for the parents to have in Tea or on toast, but the father explained that it was customary in their family for the father to dip his finger in honey and put it in the newborns' mouth.
I'd not seen this before. Is it a common thing? ..and is it a good idea?