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... When Should the Umbilical Cord Fall off (7 replies)
... 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)
... and it fell off when he was only 4 days old. ... (7 replies)

... 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. I think with my second and third, it fell off in about two weeks. ... (6 replies)
... info...I've been cleaning it with alcohol 2 times a day except I don't think I was getting it down in there good enough so I'm trying that and hopefully it will fall off soon!! I can't wait to give him a real bath!! ... (6 replies)
... him to the doctor and told him that I am affraid to clean it now, he said just let it dry and not to clean it...to me it does not look too good but he said that when it looks messy it means it is almost going to fall? ... (7 replies)
... eeew! i HATED the umbilical stump! so gross! ... (6 replies)
... drying it up with alcohol took the same amount of time for it to work it's way off than if you just left it alone and it came off naturally. ... (6 replies)
... My dd's cord was on for almost three weeks as well. Be sure to clean it as often as you can...it's just annoying to them because it's cold, it will not hurt them. ... (6 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)
... I also cleaned DD once or twice a day and I think it fell off right around 2 weeks...it seemed like forever though! ... (7 replies)
... It can vary. My three children's cords fell off from between 1-2 wks. Marsha (7 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. I cleaned it once or twice a day with alcohol (Thats what I was told to do in the hospital). (7 replies)
... I thought the nurse at the hospital told me any where from 7 to 14 days but maybe I heard her wrong because my son will be 3 weeks on Saturday and his is still attached pretty good. (6 replies)




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