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are their belly buttons supposed to look tender?

are they supposed to look pink and tender after the umbilical cord falls off?

it just came off on its own i didnt pick it or anything just so everyone knows, but it looks really tender and pink is that normal?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Mar. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Sometimes yes. All belly buttons look different. I believe my daughter's was black other than where it had been connected and it was pink there. My daughter actually still has little black lines on her belly button and she's almost 1. As long as there isn't any bleeding or pus or redness around the site then you should be fine. If you get worried just check with your LO's pedi.
    HeatherTurner

    Answer by HeatherTurner at 5:22 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

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