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umbilical cord

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:35 AM
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My baby is 2 weeks old and his umbilical cord hasn't fallen off yet but i have a question I was told not to clean it and to leave it alone by the doctor I noticed that it looks like Its peeling by the belly button and dry blood is that normal ? My dd is 4yrs old and believe It or not I dont remember how It was when she was a new born. Any answers or websites help thanks
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crumpy_gat
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:45 AM
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Yep totally normal.  It took 15 days for ds to lose  his, and there was dried blood also after the doctor messed with it.  Then a couple days after that, it was gone.

mrs.pina
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:47 AM
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I guess alot of doctors are different than . My doc told me to wipe my dd's cord with alcohol wipes smh. But i guess it's normal
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babid14
by Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:47 AM
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Yeah thats normal. Itll fall out when ready. I was so scared when my son's came off because he was laying on me and when i lifted him up it was gone. It got ripped off after 4 or 5 days
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rwebb11
by Bronze Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 6:39 AM
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That is perfectly normal. My sons didn't fall off for 3 weeks and the doctor wasn't concerned at all. The dried blood is normal, whenever it does fall off just clean it with a wet wash cloth to get the blood off.
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erikays
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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Totally normal! My oldest fell off around 2.5 weeks.
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crystalplus1
by Bronze Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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Yeah, thats normal. What you have to look out for is a bad smell from it. My sons fell off at about 16 days. Not sure where it went.....but i have a feeling the dog ate it.

KylersMom8-16-7
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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Yes its normal, if it smells, looks extremely inflamed, or has pus drainage then worry. It can take 3 weeks to fall off. It may bleed when it does and can take time to heal after. My youngest sons fell off at 1 week and took a week to heal up after. I'm pretty sure it fell off too soon.
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AleaKat
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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Same here!
It's normal but mine told me to clean around it with a q tip and alcohol.


Quoting mrs.pina:

I guess alot of doctors are different than . My doc told me to wipe my dd's cord with alcohol wipes smh. But i guess it's normal
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bebe_ju-rah
by Bronze Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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I cleaned ds's with alcohol every other changing and after a bath. His fell off at 3 weeks and 1 day after it had been hanging by a thread for 2 days (eww)!
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Raeann11
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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Some take longer then others. I have know a few. It took up to 6 weeks. But 2 weeks is normal.

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