When will my daughter's outie become an innie?

Heather - posted on 05/27/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Mara's bellybutton really is a belly button. It is very much an outie. Should I be alarmed, will it become an innie on it's own?

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Vanessa - posted on 12/31/2013

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From my own memory I had a outie till about age 6 or 7 then suddenly realized one day my belly button looked different and was a innie. I thought at that point all little kids have outies and grow out of it, I didn't understand what was going on but as an adult I have a innie...

Kailee - posted on 05/30/2009

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My son had a hernia and his belly button was an outie until he was about 4 1/2 months. outie bellybuttons are not dangerous at all and may never go away, but she also may grow out of it in time.

Jennifer - posted on 05/27/2009

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It is possible it will stay an outie. My son's is sort of both, to the point others have noticed and asked which it was. Then recently he started referring to it as his "other penis". That's one for the baby books. But it has basically looked the way it looks since he came home...

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Tiffany - posted on 06/19/2009

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My daughter developed an umbilical hernia when she was about 2 months old. I was worried because it really stuck out quite a bit. My pediatrition said it was nothing to worry about and that most of them resolve on their own between the ages of 6-12 months. At about 5 months my daughter's belly button started to shrink and she now has a cute innie!

Shona - posted on 06/18/2009

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Our now three yr old daughter has an outie, no alarm, they are really quite cute, she also has a g-button so she thinks she has two belly buttons. LOL

Heather - posted on 06/13/2009

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my sons outie stayed that way for several months after birth but it finally became an innie. it was so bad my friends son wanted to know why he had to weenies :)

Amy - posted on 05/31/2009

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All of my babies have outies(umbilical hernia). My oldest is 15, not health concerning.

Lindsay - posted on 05/28/2009

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My daughter had an umbilical hernia due to her umbilical IV lines in the NICU, it used to stick WAY out, but has gone down to just a normal outie. We were told the hernia has healed, but once she has an outie it will always be an outie unless we want to have elective minor surgery to make it an innie. We don't think surgery is a something that needs to be done over the looks of her bellybutton. My husband says he doesn't mind because at least now she'll never get her bellybutton peirced!

Jennifer - posted on 05/27/2009

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It is possible it will stay an outie. My son's is sort of both, to the point others have noticed and asked which it was. Then recently he started referring to it as his "other penis". That's one for the baby books. But it has basically looked the way it looks since he came home...

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