My daughters belly button

Jonni - posted on 12/23/2008 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Kaylee is 2 1/2 months old, and her belly button has not gone in yet. My sister in law asked me what they were going to do for her herniated belly button. But when I have taken her to the doctor they have no been worried about it. Should I be?

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Jessica - posted on 01/21/2009

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if the belly button is out and you can push it back in and is squishy and if it gets bigger if she is crying then it sounds like a umblical hernia. they are nothing to worry about. if its still there after 1year old then she can have surgery to easisy fix it. most umbilical hernia repair themselves before a year. SO DONT WORRY

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Cynthia - posted on 01/23/2009

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you can tape a penny on it if you are worried, use a little cotton wool on tummy so there is no direct contact with baby skin put penny then put a plaster, it works.

Kayla - posted on 01/20/2009

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My niece's mom taped a penny with cloth around it to her belly button b/c she had a hernia and it went down with in a month or so.

Kayla - posted on 01/20/2009

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Hi, my daughter was the same.. she is now almost 2 and it is still an outtie, they told me the same thing as the rest of the lady's if it doesnt go in by the time she is 2-3 then they will consider sugery. Im not worried, i dont see anything wrong with having an outtie.

Ashley - posted on 01/19/2009

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My niece has the same thing. The doctor said that if it didn't have a major improvement by the time she was 3, then they would consider surgery. She is 2 1/2 now and it has gone almost flush with her tummy.

Nicole - posted on 01/19/2009

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Hello My name is Nicole and I'm a mom of three beautiful children. Jonae (9yrs old) Malcolm IV (34 mths) and Marquise (3 mths). Both Malcolm and Marquise had that problem with their belly buttons. However, Marquise's is bigger. The doctor did say that if it doesn't go in before he is 2 yrs old they were going to do surgery. I'm not too worried because Malcolm's went in, just not all the way. He still has a little outtie.

Marin - posted on 01/19/2009

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There is no reason to be worried I lived most of my childhood with an "outie" not all belly buttons become "inies". But mine started to go in when i was about 12 so no worries it all depends on your baby.

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