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should a baby's umbilical cord leak in to the diaper sometimes

a friend of mine has a 2 week old (today) his cord has not fallen off yet but she noticed it leaking in to his diaper sometimes. is that normal?

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NDAUGHERTY

Asked by NDAUGHERTY at 6:49 PM on Oct. 6, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son's bled a little even after it fell off. I read that it is normal.
    MaMaMo531

    Answer by MaMaMo531 at 6:56 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • My baby girls did right before it fell off.
    LovinMyMikayla

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 7:31 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • Make sure she is folding the diaper down where it won't touch it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:00 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • make sure to tell her to no let the diaper cover the cord, it needs to dry, if its not drying properly then it will leak, and ooze and appear gross.. dont put anything on it, it really just needs to dry on its own, if it gets bloody or starts to smell, then call the babies Ped.
    sweetscrappin

    Answer by sweetscrappin at 11:13 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

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