belly button?

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  1. babytibby

    babytibby Well-Known Member

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    My lo's cord came of within 7 days and hs been fine, just bit of scabbing etc but the mw's and hv's have all said its cleaned up nicely.

    However, I have just changed her nappy and it seems there is a bit of blood on the scabbing and it looks worse

    Is this anything to worry about and should I get it looked at or just clen it up myself and see what happens?
     
  2. little_lady

    little_lady Mum of two

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    Hi, my LO had this and my HV said not to worry, it's probably just old blood that's been sitting inside it. Keep it clean and it should clear up in a few days, my LO's did. Although if there's a lot of it or you're just worried, ring your HV and see what she says :)
     
  3. babytibby

    babytibby Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I was just taken aback a little with it this morning.

    I shall clean it up and keep it clean and see what happens over the next 24 hours or so
     
  4. Bug11

    Bug11 Well-Known Member

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    My lo belly button was bleeding on and off until the scab fell off at 3 weeks old. The midwife just said to leave it open to the air as much as poss and not to worry unless it got red and angry looking around the belly button.
     
  5. Ozzieshunni

    Ozzieshunni Guest

    Agree with the above. Fold down LO's nappy as well so that it's not covering their belly button. We used a cotton bud with some warm water to gently clean Alex's belly button at bath time :)
     

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