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how long before the umbilicord falls off

my baby is going to be 3 weeks this thursday and part of the umbilicord is still on

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juarez_mom

Asked by juarez_mom at 2:29 PM on Apr. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son's fell off when he was a week old. I wouldnt be too worried, it'll fall off when its ready.
    LoniRae89

    Answer by LoniRae89 at 2:30 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • Do you put proxide on it daily? That's what I did and my sons came off.
    NicholeAT

    Answer by NicholeAT at 2:34 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • make sure not to get it wet because I think that makes it stay on longer. My first was 4 days old when here fell off, but my 2nd DD was I think she was about a week or 2 old when heres fell off
    mommy5409

    Answer by mommy5409 at 2:34 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • 3 weeks is still in normal range.
    EmilySusan

    Answer by EmilySusan at 2:39 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • my son's feel off in 2 weeks, make sure to take a Q-tip dip it in alcohol and clean it really get in there!
    Albi1623

    Answer by Albi1623 at 4:04 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • It took 4 weeks for my daughters to fall off. We had to get silver nitrate put on it by the doctor cause it was bleeding and that really sped the process up.
    vickwu

    Answer by vickwu at 4:11 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

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