Baby umbilical cord not falling off!!

Lorraine - posted on 08/12/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is going on 8 weeks old. I've been using alcohol on his billy cord since birth but it is taking forever to fall off. Anyone have a baby who took this long or longer? Dr says to just keep applying alcohol.

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Lorraine - posted on 08/13/2013

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I did call the doctors. They said just keep applying alcohol. I've tried to leave it and apply alcohol but its still intact. I told my husband I don't think my son is ready to get rid of it. He was being stubborn and didnt want to come out so maybe this is his way of holding on to being mommas baby. Lol I don't know. I try to stay positive and not worry. Thank you!

Gena - posted on 08/13/2013

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I was also told not to use anything,it fell off when he was 9days old.If you are worried call the docter and tell him you are worried.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/12/2013

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I would just leave it alone, and see what happens. Wait another week or 2. Hopefully it will fall off soon.

Lorraine - posted on 08/12/2013

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Doctors can be so confusing! One says alcohol, another says nothing, and I have a friends who's doctor said peroxide. I don't know if I should worry it still hasn't fallen off or what.

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