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Elliott's cord fell off but... ~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; Eugene, Oregon 3794 posts
6th Oct '12

it still has this gooey (sp?) stuff in it. It wasnt ready to fall off but this morning it was hanging and I put pajamas on him and tonight when my bf changed him, the cord was in his pjs. Is that normal? Do I need to call the doctor? My mom said it looks herniated.

Allys_mommy 33 kids; Waterloo, New York 1194 posts
6th Oct '12

totally normal just keep it clean it will dry up in a day or two

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; Eugene, Oregon 3794 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Allys_mommy:" totally normal just keep it clean it will dry up in a day or two"

Okay. Thanks

.nnnb British Columbia 18155 posts
6th Oct '12

yeah DS's did that. He has appointments with his pedi and I asked him about it and he didn't seem concerned with it. But maybe take him to the DR to ease your mind.

Allys_mommy 33 kids; Waterloo, New York 1194 posts
6th Oct '12

very welcome!!!!

Williams and Owen's Mommy 2 kids; Augusta, Georgia 88 posts
6th Oct '12

my son william's did the same thing and the dr. said just to watch and if it still wasn't dried up or looked bad to bring him back and she would put some more chemical on it to dry it up

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
6th Oct '12

just keep an eye on it my my sons did the same thing and it dried up within a few days if you notice it get any worse take him to the doctor and see what they say

mommy287786 8 kids; Washington 437 posts
6th Oct '12

Clean and dry, if it starts to bleed I usually put a band aid over it (stick the band aid to a clean towel so its not too sticky, it could irritate his little skin) be careful of tummy time while its still oozy, I would clean around it (DONT TOUCH THE YELLOW PART) with rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip carefully, this will help it to dry out as well...if its sticking out when he cries the band aid will help it to not herniate as well

Denylle Boden Due August 27; Japan 2 posts
6th Oct '12

My daughter's belly button did that and when she went to the doctor's, the doc put stuff on it that would cauterize it. It looked very red for a few days with a grayish crust in spots, but now it is dry and beautiful.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; Eugene, Oregon 3794 posts
6th Oct '12

Thank you everyone =]