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Apr 24, FTMommy Nov 9, at PM. I never bought side snap shirts or anything. I just made sure the shirt was loose fitting until the cord fell off, which was perfectly fine since the first week or so both my kids drowned in newborn size. My firsts cord fell off day 7 exactly. Oct 22, Reach out to your baby's healthcare provider if you're concerned about the shape of your baby's belly button or if you suspect your little one may have a condition like an umbilical hernia.
Bath Time and Umbilical Cord Care. Until the stump falls off and your baby's belly button heals, it's best to stick with sponge bathing so that you avoid. Feb 07, Taking care of the stump. Your baby's umbilical cord stump dries out and eventually falls off - usually within one to three weeks after birth.
In the meantime, treat the area gently: 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. Dec 05, Avoid giving tub baths until after the stump falls off. Until that time, you can give your baby sponge baths. Air Exposition. Make sure to allow adequate air circulation by dressing your baby in loose-fitting clothing during this time.
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It is also important to fold down the front of your baby’s diaper or use newborn diapers with a cutout for Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.
Nov 06, Subject: Re:Clothing Restrictions on Newborns Before Cord Falls Off? Anonymous. if you're expecting soon, footie pjs are the best - carters rock. they snap up the front and should be pretty loose fitting so wont rub the cord.
I what new born clothes till the stump falls out that's all DS wore for the first 3 months of his life.