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How long until the umbilical cord falls off?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:19 PM on Dec. 12, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (6)
  • My DD's fell off exactly at 2 weeks. I was also told NOT to bathe them while it's still intact.
    mommy_bink

    Answer by mommy_bink at 7:24 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • it took my dd 2 weeks
    butterscotch297

    Answer by butterscotch297 at 6:21 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • between a few days and a few weeks. its always different... my daughters fell off after 5days
    m.robertson811

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 6:28 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • probably about 2 weeks.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:30 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • My baby's fell of in 5 days.
    mzlala712

    Answer by mzlala712 at 6:39 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • Like one of the other posters said, it's different for each child, but typically between a few days to a few weeks. My youngest took about a week, but one of my other kids took almost 6 weeks to completely come off. Back then, though, moms were told differently on how to care for the stump. We weren't allowed to get it wet at all except for the alcohol swab during diaper changes. Now days, baby can take a tub bath from the beginning and it actually helps it to dry up and fall off quicker. :)
    nAfrenzy

    Answer by nAfrenzy at 7:02 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

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