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Old Aug 8th, 2009, 23:41 PM   1
adzuki
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what does it look like when umbilical cord falls off?


Our little girl's umbilical cord is about to fall off, and underneath it looks all goopy and white - is this normal? Do I need to clean it with anything???

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Old Aug 8th, 2009, 23:52 PM   2
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it should look googy like a light yellow with a little blood in it and no dont clean it wilth anything if you are unsure then ask your MW 0r HV

My LO's was like this and it took about a week to heal up and she was ok no infection or anything.x..



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2009, 02:32 AM   3
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archies was like that and also sightly swollen, the idwife said it was normal and to gently clean it twice a day with plain water (boiled and cooled) and cotton wool and eventually it all kinda folded in on itself and neated up

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Old Aug 9th, 2009, 02:37 AM   4
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Im not sure hun as Paddys just fell off and his belly button was just like a normal belly button underneath...im sure it will be fine hun xxx



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2009, 02:43 AM   5
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my hv said cooled boiled water as well, james stank before it fell off !!!



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2009, 06:08 AM   6
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Yea Joshua stank to before it fell off. My MW said cooled boiled water, and a bit of talc on it after! Dunno what the talc was for. it healed it self pretty fast...we've got an outie tho



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2009, 07:14 AM   7
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My LO's cord fell off last week and underneath was just a normal belly button. Nothing came off after it. I was advised by my doctor to clean it with Proseptic gel.



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2009, 10:37 AM   8
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Doctor told me: pat it with towel/cotton ball with only water. They said never use talc or baby powder because it can get into the baby's respiratory system.

Ryley's belly button looked like this for 3 days after her cord fell off. I had to make sure that her diapers were out of the way so it didn't aggitate it.



 
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