Umbilical Cord

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Kary posted this 16 October 2018

What is the best method for umbilical cord care and how long does it usually stay on? 

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Katherine posted this 17 October 2018

My babies umbilical cord was gone within the first 7 days, After the cord fell off on its own I just made sure it was clean and dry. After baths I would also dry very well and blow on it so it would air dry. Babies belly bottom is the cutest  

Rhonda posted this 24 October 2018

Its a lot easier than it used to be,nowadays,its just keep it clean and dry. Don't panic if their belly button looks a little strange for a few days when the cord comes off though.

Kary posted this 24 October 2018

I think I can handle that!  I've read about using a bit of rubbing alcohol on it to help dry it out quicker.  Did either of you use this trick too?  Seems like a week is the average for how long it stays on. 

Emma posted this 24 October 2018

I think the rubbing alcohol is more so to keep the area clean and prevent infections than making it come off quicker.

Knysna posted this 25 October 2018

Average about 7 days.  I also agree don't get paranoid if the babies belly button does look weird for a couple days.  My daughters, I though she had an outie but turns out she has a hernia under her belly button.

Mary posted this 26 October 2018

My baby's fell out the first week as well. I just kept an eye out and made sure it was clean and dry. But for the most part I left it alone.