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.
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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