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May I?

I was wondering If i could use Alcohol pads *
instead of cotton balls to clean the umbellical cord cotton balls like to stick to the umbellical cord ~


Asked by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Dec. 3, 2008 in Pregnancy

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Answers (11)
  • alcohol pads are good :).

    Answer by haleykarson at 11:22 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • i think thats what hte hospital gave us to cleanmy sons

    Answer by krazyash023 at 11:02 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • Thanks...Because they didn't give me anything, to clean it...they said cotton balls...

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • Yes that's what I used

    Answer by emtmommyamanda at 11:03 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • that gave me alcohol pads too at the hospital

    Answer by vsrillo at 11:10 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • I always used q-tips. The cotton is wound tighter so it dones't shred or anything. I'm sure there's no problem at all with using the alcohol pads. It does the same job with less mess!

    Answer by cskomk0106 at 11:14 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • They told me alcohol pads. I would think cotton balls would snag...

    Answer by Xynyth at 11:14 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • They told me I didn't have to do anything. The alcohol might sting a little bit and unless it gets crusty oozy or smells bad that we didn't have to do anything at all. Just keep it dry. Simon's stub fell off at about two and a half weeks and He never had a problem.

    Answer by beckcorc at 11:15 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • You can...but I have always used vasoline and found it to be much more effective

    Answer by goober29 at 11:16 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • I always used a q tip w/a little bit of alcohol....they dont stick like cotton balls.

    Answer by tomsbrandi at 11:29 AM on Dec. 3, 2008