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when should the belly button fall off?

my son is already 11days and it still hasn't fallen off him yet?
when should it fall off?

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Asked by marcelina08 at 11:26 PM on Feb. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my sons took a really long time to fall off, i think about 2 1/2 weeks.
    my daughter's fell off really early, though.

    Answer by heatherama at 11:33 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • my son's took over three weeks... it started to smell... it was disgusting.
    when it fell off, my husband handed it to me, and i literally gagged and almost puked.

    Answer by abelsmama07 at 11:37 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • My little girls didn't fall off until she was 3 weeks old, and then it was only because the diaper got snagged by it while she was in the carseat and actually pulled it off...!!! Just give it time. Alcohol it at every diaper change, and in between if you want to. It'll fall off eventually. Just make sure there isn't alot of discharge from it (its okay if there are small amounts)... Good luck, and congrats on the little one!!!

    Answer by wishwish at 11:38 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • my sons took 8 days but it can take awhile

    Answer by aliciatron at 11:43 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • My son's took 2 1/2 to 3 weeks, it seemed like it was forever!

    Answer by happymom0724 at 11:50 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • My daughters it took about 2 weeks, don't worry it will happen just keep it clean.

    Answer by jem102675 at 11:52 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • my first one took 3 week i use alchol but with my second one i use gold bond powder and it fall off in 1 week i really like using the powder

    Answer by evelyn334 at 12:05 AM on Feb. 8, 2009

  • i think it varies depending on the baby. my daughters fell off when she was 5days old.

    Answer by ashcoyle at 1:00 AM on Feb. 8, 2009

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