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Old Jun 7th, 2012, 10:46 AM   1
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Gooey stuff after cord stump fell off


Hi ladies!

My wee boy's umbilical cord stump just fell off! At first I was thrilled thinking I could give him his first proper bath, but then noticed brown gooey stuff underneath that seems quite sticky. I have a terrible sense of smell, but I did smell it and didn't notice anything out of the ordinary.

Is this normal? Can I still give him a bath or should I wait until it's all sorted out? I think I may call my pediatrician too just in case, but I don't want to sound incredibly silly.



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Old Jun 7th, 2012, 11:04 AM   2
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I gave my baby a shallow bath at that point. I didn't submerge his belly button but laid a warm wet cloth over him and genty cleaned it afterwards with a cotton ball. His also bled for a few days after his cord fell off which is normal as long as its not a running kind of blood but rather a small spot that's usually dry and crusty looking n



 
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Old Jun 7th, 2012, 11:10 AM   3
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That's what our lo looked like after cord fell off. We gently cleaned the area, gave her a shallow bath and it had gone the next day



 
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Old Jun 7th, 2012, 11:41 AM   4
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Thank you. I thought it might be normal! It took awhile for his cord to fall off too though so wasn't sure.



 
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Old Jun 7th, 2012, 12:33 PM   5
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That's how my son's belly button looked as well. It was gone after a couple days of gentle cleaning.



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Old Jun 7th, 2012, 12:49 PM   6
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Our LO had this as well but took a bit longer and some powder and cleaning to get rid of hers, just keep it clean was what we were told.



 
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Old Jun 7th, 2012, 13:20 PM   7
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My dd's cord fell off within the first week and she had the gooey stuff too. I bathed her and just patted it dry x



 
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Old Jun 7th, 2012, 14:25 PM   8
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Same as my son's cord, we were told to leave it and only clean around it with water.



 
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Old Jun 7th, 2012, 14:37 PM   9
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My son's looked like that but it wa an infection so i'd ring your mw/hv xxx



 
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Old Jun 7th, 2012, 18:16 PM   10
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That gooey stuff is the good stuff that helps the hard stump fall off. It's totally normal an nothing to worry about. It will eventually go away.



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