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Baby comes home after hospital: umbilical cord care

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Don't get the umbilical cord wet while your bathing your baby. If you do use alcohol wipe to help the cord to dry and fall off, it only takes about a week or so before it does fall off naturally. clean around the umbilical cord until it does fall off though.


We used alcohol wipes, that's what our doctor told us to do. We would just gently wipe around and dab them.

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