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Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Krista+baby Gracie:" I put rubbing alcohol on it every diaper change. It looks like it wants to fall of but it isn't. My oldest daughter it fell off at 12 days"

They now say NOT to put rubbing alcohol on it. It actually dries out faster and falls off faster with nothing on it. Just keep it dry and try to avoid having anything rub on it.

Shelby Chappell Due November 29 (girl); 1 child; Alberta 1575 posts
27th Apr '13

Within the first week my DS lost his.

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 6240 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:" They now say NOT to put rubbing alcohol on it. It actually dries out faster and falls off faster with nothing on it. Just keep it dry and try to avoid having anything rub on it."


I was told to with both of my boys. It didnt hurt either one of them. And rubbing alcohol will also clean it. Which isnt a bad thing.

"L" Due May 30; 2 kids; Danville, IN, United States 5927 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:" They now say NOT to put rubbing alcohol on it. It actually dries out faster and falls off faster with nothing on it. Just keep it dry and try to avoid having anything rub on it."


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Krista+baby Gracie 66 kids; Freeport, Florida 460 posts
27th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:</b>" They now say NOT to put rubbing alcohol on it. It actually dries out faster and falls off faster with nothing on it. Just keep it dry and try to avoid having anything rub on it."</blockquote>




I am a bit worried today though. She had an explosion that got into her belly button. I cleaned it the best I could with rubbing alcohol and I hope it doesn't get infected.

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Krista+baby Gracie:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:</b>" They now say NOT to put rubbing alcohol ... [snip!] ... that got into her belly button. I cleaned it the best I could with rubbing alcohol and I hope it doesn't get infected."

It probably won't hurt it, but the poop won't infect it. If she is breastfed, she doesn't even have bacterial colonies in her intestinal track yet so she is ok.:) Cute pic btw! :)

Krista+baby Gracie 66 kids; Freeport, Florida 460 posts
27th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:</b>" It probably won't hurt it, but the poop won't infect it. If she is breastfed, she doesn't even have bacterial colonies in her intestinal track yet so she is ok.:) Cute pic btw! :)"</blockquote>




Thanks but its from when my oldest was born. I don't have any pics posted of my youngest because photobucket won't let me post any photos to baby gaga.

Destiny Marie Hicks 1 child; 1 angel baby; Mayville, North Dakota 241 posts
27th Apr '13

10 days i believe

Heather12398 1 child; New York 4174 posts
27th Apr '13

Carter's fell off super early- I think 3-4 days old. It then kept bleeding so the doctor had to put this certain stuff on it (can't think of the name) twice...ugh!

Karlee's Momma♥ TTC since Mar 2014; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Ohio 465 posts
27th Apr '13

My daughter was around a week old when she lost hers...

Leigh Riggins 1 child; Rancho Cordova, California 443 posts
27th Apr '13

like 5 days

♥ my girls 2 kids; Australia 193 posts
28th Apr '13

Day 3, just before we left the hospital :)

AshleyCole Due November 12 (boy); 1 child; Omaha, Nebraska 79 posts
29th Apr '13

my son was 5 days

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting Krista+baby Gracie:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jeeper:</b>" DDs took 3 weeks to fall off. It bled for a few ... [snip!] ... I can see a normal belly button when I clean it and it makes me want to just pull it off but I know that would be a big no-no."

Even when it's cold in FL its still super humid. Even worse if you live closer to the coast. The hospital told us to leave it alone and when it had been 20 days and it still hadn't fallen off and then it started bleeding the pediatrician started having us clean it with alcohol to help it dry out. 3 days later it fell off.

Krista+baby Gracie 66 kids; Freeport, Florida 460 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jeeper:</b>" Even when it's cold in FL its still super humid. Even worse if you live closer to the coast. The hospital ... [snip!] ... then it started bleeding the pediatrician started having us clean it with alcohol to help it dry out. 3 days later it fell off."</blockquote>




My daughter will be 4 weeks tomorrow and I see a belly button under it but its still connected. It's getting very fusterating for me.