I read in one of my books that you can use gauze to tie off the cord, therefore avoiding those awkward plastic clamps. I instantly liked the idea, especially when I thought of how the gauze will be soft and lay flat against the baby when he's wearing a diaper. I shared the idea with my husband of using gauze instead of the plastic clamps and he voiced a concern that the pus/blood, etc fromt he stump might get stuck in the gauze and smell or cause an infection (and how could we easily change the gauze if that were the case?). I didn't think of that, but I'm not sure if that is a legitimate concern or not. Has anyone ever used gauze? Do you think it would be a problem?
Thanks! It's interesting how when you're planning a UC, the tiniest little detail becomes a a huge deal the requires much thought and research! LOL!