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It took 2 weeks for it to fall off and then she was left with an umbilical granuloma which fell off about 2 weeks ago.
We were told to just use soap and water to clean it, which I didn't get b/c I thought you weren't supposed to submerge them in the bath for that reason, but I listened. And I also used alcohol in between.
Well guess what... 7 weeks & still have it. Last week pieces of it fell off, so it's smaller but still there! (DD's took at least 6 weeks.). I was using alcohol twice a day at most, but now just occassionally. It's not stinky or gross, so I'm just impatiently waiting.
ETA: Please dont tell me to google the scary things that could cause it to take longer than most. :/
~Thank you AlexAiden Mommy for this beautiful siggy~
It took 6 days, we didn't do anything to it. My first's took 5 weeks and we were cleaning it with alcohol, which I never thought of it that way, but midwife pointed out that we were preserving it essentially. Don't use alcohol! lol
I think his fell off just before 2 weeks, but I can't remember. We weren't given any instructions so we did the same as last time - regular baths, no alcohol, etc. I had just told my hubby I hoped it fell off soon because I thought it was starting to smell.
Mommy to Jasmine (17), Kirsten (14), Ana (12), Katie (3), Xavier (1), and Gunnar (born 10-15-14)