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Dear moms, how long does it take for the baby's umbillical cord to fall off? My baby is 15 days old and still has umbilical cord. Is it normal? Thank you!

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Asked by olivia101510 at 5:38 PM on Oct. 30, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • That's fine! It can take up to 3 weeks. Is it coming loose at all? Don't ever pull on it, but I promise he won't go to kindergarten with it!

    Answer by musicpisces at 5:39 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • It should fall off soon. Is it getting dry? Did you ask the doctor? I'm sure it's fine. I really can't remember how long it took!

    Answer by mompam at 5:40 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • my baby lost hers last night and she is 9 days old im not sure i guess it depends on the baby and when it ready to fall off

    Answer by cnoble927 at 5:40 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • Yes that's normal. My oldest took 3 weeks to fall off.

    Answer by iluvmykidsxoxo at 5:42 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • Thank you so much! It is dry, yes. And I treat it with a qtip with alchohol a few times a day. But it's still there. My sister tells me her kids lost it the first week, so that is why I am somewhat concerned. Olga

    Comment by olivia101510 (original poster) at 5:43 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • My son was just a few days old, my daughter was almost 4 weeks. I was so excited to give her a real bath.

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 5:48 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • my 2 older ones lost it in a wk and my baby lost it in about 2wks...its always different with children...

    Answer by iNk-FrEaK at 5:50 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • With my first son it took 5 weeks (I really thought he'd be going to Kindergarten with it!) As long as it looks fine, no signs of infection, then no worries!

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:14 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • Yes, that is normal... it can take a while some times. My sons was completely healed by 1 week. I was expecting it to take a lot longer.

    Answer by BraythansMom at 10:54 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • Thank you ALL so much!! I appreciate it your answers, which I found very helpful! Warmest, Olga

    Comment by olivia101510 (original poster) at 1:15 AM on Oct. 31, 2010

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