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Baby's umbilical cord stuck.

My 2 week old son's umbilical cord has fallen off but is hanging on by a strand of gunk. I tried wiping with alcohol swabs but I can't get it. I don't want to pull it because I'm afraid I'll hurt him. I don't want to just let it go either for the same reason. Any advice?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:18 AM on Dec. 2, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It will dry and fall off- Try not to manipulate or pull it too much. There should be no drainage or odor.

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:23 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Lol sounds like what happened to me with my son. Don't pull it just wipe it down with an alcohol swab and leave it be. More than likely you'll find it in his diaper in the morning!

    Answer by m_o_m_m_y at 12:25 AM on Dec. 2, 2010

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