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umbilical cord
February 13, 2013 at 1:35 AM
My baby is 2 weeks old and his umbilical cord hasn't fallen off yet but i have a question I was told not to clean it and to leave it alone by the doctor I noticed that it looks like Its peeling by the belly button and dry blood is that normal ? My dd is 4yrs old and believe It or not I dont remember how It was when she was a new born. Any answers or websites help thanks


  • crumpy_gat
    February 13, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Yep totally normal.  It took 15 days for ds to lose  his, and there was dried blood also after the doctor messed with it.  Then a couple days after that, it was gone.

  • mrs.pina
    February 13, 2013 at 1:47 AM
    I guess alot of doctors are different than . My doc told me to wipe my dd's cord with alcohol wipes smh. But i guess it's normal
  • babid14
    by babid14
    February 13, 2013 at 1:47 AM
    Yeah thats normal. Itll fall out when ready. I was so scared when my son's came off because he was laying on me and when i lifted him up it was gone. It got ripped off after 4 or 5 days
  • rwebb11
    by rwebb11
    February 13, 2013 at 6:39 AM
    That is perfectly normal. My sons didn't fall off for 3 weeks and the doctor wasn't concerned at all. The dried blood is normal, whenever it does fall off just clean it with a wet wash cloth to get the blood off.
  • erikays
    by erikays
    February 13, 2013 at 7:50 AM
    Totally normal! My oldest fell off around 2.5 weeks.
  • crystalplus1
    February 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Yeah, thats normal. What you have to look out for is a bad smell from it. My sons fell off at about 16 days. Not sure where it went.....but i have a feeling the dog ate it.

  • KylersMom8-16-7
    February 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM
    Yes its normal, if it smells, looks extremely inflamed, or has pus drainage then worry. It can take 3 weeks to fall off. It may bleed when it does and can take time to heal after. My youngest sons fell off at 1 week and took a week to heal up after. I'm pretty sure it fell off too soon.
  • AleaKat
    by AleaKat
    February 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM
    Same here!
    It's normal but mine told me to clean around it with a q tip and alcohol.

    Quoting mrs.pina:

    I guess alot of doctors are different than . My doc told me to wipe my dd's cord with alcohol wipes smh. But i guess it's normal
  • bebe_ju-rah
    February 13, 2013 at 10:48 AM
    I cleaned ds's with alcohol every other changing and after a bath. His fell off at 3 weeks and 1 day after it had been hanging by a thread for 2 days (eww)!
  • Raeann11
    February 13, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Some take longer then others. I have know a few. It took up to 6 weeks. But 2 weeks is normal.


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