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... My first daughter had hers forever, it seemed. It was like 7 weeks. With my second, our ped told me NOT to clean it with alcohol EVERY time. When you do it every time, you end up cleaning off the good bacteria that helps it fall off. ... (7 replies)
... eeew! i HATED the umbilical stump! so gross! ... (6 replies)
... I also cleaned DD once or twice a day and I think it fell off right around 2 seemed like forever though! ... (7 replies)

... and it fell off when he was only 4 days old. I heard varying advice in the hospital from a couple different nurses, but I remember my mom cleaning my little brother's with alcohol, so I just decided to do it that way. ... (7 replies)
... It can vary. My three children's cords fell off from between 1-2 wks. Marsha (7 replies)
... my son was 3 wks when his fell off. i think it was my fault it was on there so long though. i was afraid to really dig in there and clean it good. ... (7 replies)
... My oldest daughter had her's for 7 weeks!! Quite annoying. With my second, our ped said the same thing as the previous poster....don't clean it with every diaper change. Just like twice a day. Supposedly the bacteria helps it fall off. ... (6 replies)
... I'm pretty sure my sons fell off within two weeks. How are you cleaning it? ... (6 replies)
... My DD's fell of at 2 weeks exactly. ... (7 replies)
... If the ooze that is coming out is not green, then it should be ok. I remember that when my son's cord fell off, there was still some ooze coming out, just a little tiny bit, so i called my doc, and that is what he said. If it is green, then that means an infection. ... (2 replies)

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