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how long does it take for the belly button to heal?

his umbilical cord fell out about 3 days ago

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:03 PM on Jul. 12, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i dont know what u mean by heal, cause if the umbilical cord fell off then it should be healed.

    Answer by kissmiss213 at 1:01 AM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • Even after the cord falls off there could be a little icky stuff around the navel and possibly very little oozing, no need to be alarmed just keep it clean with a little peroxide and dry, it should be okay in about a week.

    Answer by Queenof8Bratz at 1:09 AM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • well my sons fell of and his was still growing so they had to put a nitrate stick on it 2x's so if the center of the belly button looks like it's a cone or growing into a cone take him to the Dr. so they can stop the cells from growing it doesn't hurt them at all!!

    Answer by krzymommyroo at 1:44 AM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • My sons took an extra long time 5mo. But it turned out just fine.

    Answer by dreyamom at 2:45 AM on Jul. 13, 2008

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