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October 14th, 2009, 10:38 AM
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Curious as to what your hospital suggests.

Back when I had my older kids it was said to put the rubbing alcohol on it. I remember Andrew was well over a month old before his fell off, and I think it was Noah that they used that silver nitrate on it cuz it was hanging around so long.

I think with Bella they said do nothing. And with Sophie do nothing, but use a wet warm wash cloth to get off the goo around it. And it fell off pretty fast.

So we did nothing.
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October 14th, 2009, 11:15 AM
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We were told alcohol 3 times per day.. or if we wanted it off faster, with every diaper change (same thing we were told with Holden). we were also told to try as hard as possible NOT to get it wet and only spongebaths until that and his circ was healed.

It fell off on its own a few days ago, nasty little thing.
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October 14th, 2009, 11:17 AM
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see with our first 4 kids for sure I know we did the swabbing it with each diaper change, but those things held on for dear life... I cannot remember what we did with Tad.... I would have to look at pics to see when it came off, but im thinking we may have used nothing on it??

For sure bella and sophie were use nothing and it came off super fast.
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October 14th, 2009, 11:18 AM
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I was also told alcohol 3x a day
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October 14th, 2009, 11:23 AM
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I had trouble swabbing, the cord was cut so short (Holden's was LONG and nasty ewww) am i'm squeamish so I didn't want to get in there and be rough with it like Thomas was. I think it would have fallen off much faster if I weren't such a wimp
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October 14th, 2009, 11:29 AM
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I used alcohol once a day.
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October 14th, 2009, 11:34 AM
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I used alcohol for the first few days with about 3 diaper changes a day and then I stopped using the alcohol and it fell off on its own about a week later...
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October 14th, 2009, 12:18 PM
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we didn't use anything with Cohen and his was off within a week. we won't use anything for Abram either.
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October 14th, 2009, 12:30 PM
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I used a q-tip with warm water then dried with q-tip once a day and it fell off last night...found it in her onesie.
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October 14th, 2009, 12:57 PM
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The hospital said to wash it with warm soapy water, the doctor said to use alcohol. lol

We've just been using warm soapy water and most of it has already fallen off. He just has a tiny piece left.
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October 14th, 2009, 03:48 PM
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With DS they told us to do nothing and keep it dry (no baths). I don't know what they'll say this time.
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October 14th, 2009, 04:29 PM
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I used a q-tip with warm water then dried with q-tip once a day and it fell off last night...found it in her onesie.

LOL awwww
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