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Umbilical cord question?

My baby is a week and a half old. His umbilical cord fell off the other night.. But there's still a scab in his belly button, almost like not all of his cord fell off? I was just wondering if this was normal? Thank you. :)

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Asked by miranda_nichols at 3:02 PM on Feb. 9, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yeppers! My son had a small itty bitty scab on his belly button what seemed like forever! It eventually fell off.

    Answer by Bobbysgurl at 3:09 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • oh btw Congrats on the new bundle of joy!!! Have fun mama!

    Answer by Bobbysgurl at 3:09 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • yeah, it used to be that if you clean it off with alcohol it would dry it up faster but now doctors just tell you to leave it alone and let it heal itself. it shouldnt take too much longer to heal

    Answer by lisaslab at 3:54 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • yeah that's normal. I agree with Lisa.Just leave it alone and the rest will fall off

    Answer by carolinagirl075 at 5:18 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

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