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My newborn umblical cord fell off today, what's the best way to take care of her new belly button?
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Clean gently
Clean gently with soap and water. Make sure you rinse and dry it.
That should be all you need to do. If it starts to get irritated or infected, see your family physician or pediatrician right away!

In brief: Clean gently
Clean gently with soap and water. Make sure you rinse and dry it.
That should be all you need to do. If it starts to get irritated or infected, see your family physician or pediatrician right away!
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Alcohol wipes
I always tell my parents to wipe the cord stump with alcohol wipes with each diaper change until it is completely dries out.
Especially re-reinforce to them not give submerging baths until it is completely dry.

In brief: Alcohol wipes
I always tell my parents to wipe the cord stump with alcohol wipes with each diaper change until it is completely dries out.
Especially re-reinforce to them not give submerging baths until it is completely dry.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Dr. Bradley Younggren
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Umbilical Care
Keep it dry. Roll down the diapers to it is not covered up.
Some recommend rubbing alcohol on the belly button area four times a day for the next week which helps keep it dry.

In brief: Umbilical Care
Keep it dry. Roll down the diapers to it is not covered up.
Some recommend rubbing alcohol on the belly button area four times a day for the next week which helps keep it dry.
Dr. Bradley Younggren
Dr. Bradley Younggren
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