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When did your baby's umbilical cord stump fall off?

My son will be 2 weeks tomorrow, and it looks like his is about to come off, but it's still half way attached, and it makes me nervous cause I dont want to get anything under it or pull it....

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Mommy_Waller

Asked by Mommy_Waller at 8:30 PM on Feb. 22, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Around 2-3 weeks.
    Snewo

    Answer by Snewo at 8:30 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • DS was around 2 weeks. Don't pull on it or do anything to "encourage" it to come off. It'll happen when it's ready! Just go easy on it so nothing does pull on it. Generally nothing gets under it. Just put your son in Onesies, that will keep much of anything from getting access to the stump.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 8:33 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • My son was 5 days. I used rubbing alcohal to dry it up.
    mommytoJames512

    Answer by mommytoJames512 at 8:37 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • About 17-20 days for both kids.
    KJohnson4762

    Answer by KJohnson4762 at 8:38 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • About 2-3 weeks with both kids.
    NikLvsNick

    Answer by NikLvsNick at 8:38 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • use alcohal to clean it i did with my son but i don't member how long it took thow
    Tarrahs2011

    Answer by Tarrahs2011 at 8:42 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • I think it was between 1 and 2 weeks. Don't worry, it will come off.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 8:44 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • In about a week or 2.
    AequitasVeritas

    Answer by AequitasVeritas at 10:39 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • It was closer to a month for my daughter
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:43 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Well my daughters was hangin on by a thread n hers was bad infected n omg did it smell so i took her to the dr when she was almost 3wks old n the dr had to freeze hers off and clean thed infection out i cleaned it everyday and under it but idk my friends daughter fell off at a week
    Ashley2810

    Answer by Ashley2810 at 11:30 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

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