beely button cord question

User - posted on 03/14/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my daughter lost her cord today and she is only 5 days old, is that a bad thing? What can I do?

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Brittney - posted on 03/14/2012

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Nope! My daughter lost hers at 5 days old, just keep the area clean and dry. You can also bathe in water now (not sponge baths).

Sarah - posted on 03/14/2012

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Nope. Totally normal for them to lose their cord anywhere from 3-14 days. Every babe is different. Just remember to keep the area clean (a good tip for adults too! - belly buttons stink!).

Kaitlin - posted on 03/14/2012

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no. normal. keep the scabbed area as dry as possible. If it starts to ooze yellow or stink, call your pediatrician in case it's infected. Otherwise, it's fine.

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