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Can I get his belly button wet now?

My DS's umbilical cord fell off last night. Can I give him a real bath now or do I still have to keep his belly button dry for awhile?

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slowyourrole

Asked by slowyourrole at 12:10 PM on Nov. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Real bath time! =)
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:10 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Real bath!
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 12:11 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • sure can! it's not bad to wait though, but i know a lot of us are always anxious to give them that first, real bath =) might be easier to clean out his belly button too in the bath if there are cruddy pieces left behind. it seemed to take weeks to get my youngest's belly button finally clean!
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 12:12 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Go for the bath but be very gentle around the area.
    older

    Answer by older at 12:12 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • awesome! real bath time now! :D
    BJN2in10

    Answer by BJN2in10 at 12:13 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • um you could have given him a real bath in the beginning. as long as you dry the area really well after. i always use goldenseal powder for it rather then peroxide or alcohol. it takes half the time to fall off.
    momslikeme366

    Answer by momslikeme366 at 12:13 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • It's ok to give him a real bath now!!
    Sillylins

    Answer by Sillylins at 1:40 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Time for a real bath!
    Mme.Langley

    Answer by Mme.Langley at 3:19 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • oh it's time for the real deal... bath time
    Lynnsae

    Answer by Lynnsae at 3:29 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • You can give him a bath now =)
    WhitneyMommyOf2

    Answer by WhitneyMommyOf2 at 10:01 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

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