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First bath after cord comes off

This is my 3rd baby and her cord is diffrent. With my boys when there cord came off it was pretty much closed off and looked great but my girls is almost off and is kinda bloody still. So should I wait to give her a bath or just go ahead and give her one? I do clean it like the doctors showed me.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Aug. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (10)
  • You can give her a bath, but still use the alcohol for a few days. My middle child had that too. His doc said to wash it really well with a washcloth around your finger, and use the alcohol until ti dries up.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:37 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • hold off on the bath
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:37 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • You should wait until it's fully healed and dry to give her her first bath until then just sponge bathe her.
    AshleyBDG

    Answer by AshleyBDG at 2:40 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • I'd take her into the pedi to have the stump cauterized with silver nitrate
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:37 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • No,Just wait. U can clean her with a little was cloth. Stay away from that. Did u ask the doctor?
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 2:37 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • i would wait another day or two and keep cleaning it with the achohol. it should be fine after that.
    laura970

    Answer by laura970 at 2:37 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • I would wait. You can give her a sponge bath.
    PoisonousBlonde

    Answer by PoisonousBlonde at 2:45 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • I'd use a little cloth to wipe her off until you speak oto a doctor.
    ecagle

    Answer by ecagle at 2:52 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • I'd continue to give her a sponge bath until the whole cord falls off.
    HotMama330

    Answer by HotMama330 at 2:55 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • I gave my daughter a bath and just swabbed alcohol on her cord.
    Sillybillymel

    Answer by Sillybillymel at 9:10 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

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