Caring for the Umbilical Stump

Caring for the Umbilical Stump

Newborn Baby hygiene is very important, especially around the umbilical stump area, it is prone to infection so keep it clean and hygienic.

When it comes to taking care of your baby's umbilical stump, keep these tips in mind:

  • Dab the stump with a clean, wet cotton ball or swab at every diaper change.
  • Pay special attention to the area at the base of the cord, nearest to the belly button. Wipe gently but thoroughly to clean out any moist debris that may have collected there.
  • Be sure to allow air to reach the cord stump.
  • If you notice redness or discharge from the stump consult your baby’s health care provider.

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Cleaning the cord stump

Florida Mom 2/2/2016

This info was very helpful! Was a little nervous it would burn, but baby made no fuss.

Cleaning the stump

xxNewMommyxx 1/23/2016

This is informative. I was nervous about how should I care for my child's stump.

Nervous about the umbilical co

garteaga 1/15/2016

Thanks for the advice. I heard you can also use alcohol to help clean and help with the drying process

thanks for the good advice


Can I use alcohol to clean the area around the umbilical stump?

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