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The stump gradually dries and shrivels until it falls off, usually 1 to 2 weeks after birth. It is important that you keep the umbilical cord stump and surrounding skin clean and dry. This basic care helps prevent infection.
It may also help the umbilical cord stump to fall off and the navel to heal more quickly. Cleaning Keeping the area clean.
Umbilical Cord Care. The umbilical cord transported nutrients from you to your baby throughout your pregnancy. Now your baby has a purplish-blue stump that is about a half-inch to an inch long. It will take some time (approximately weeks) before the stump dries up and falls off. It will take a little care and attention to prevent irritation. Once the cord has fallen off, feel free to bathe your baby in a baby bathtub or in the sink.
Changing Your Baby’s Diaper and Protecting the Umbilical Cord Stump. You can read about how to change a diaper here, but keep in mind that in these first few weeks you’ll need to be extra careful to protect the umbilical cord stump bushnotch.club the cord stump hasn’t fallen off yet, use notch-cutout Estimated Reading Time: 9 mins. Feb 07, Keep the stump dry.
Parents were once instructed to swab the stump with rubbing alcohol after every diaper change. Researchers now say this might kill bacteria that can help the cord dry and separate. Instead, expose the stump to air to help dry out the base.
Keep the front of your baby's diaper folded down to avoid covering the stump. Sep 22, Here I'm trying to clean off Ramses' cord stump with rubbing alcohol. For anybody watching this who has cleaned a cord stump before, you may think,"He has n.