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My little Evie is finally here!! Now I'm freaking out! Her diaper pulled part of her umbilical...

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

 So My precious little angel is a week old today! :)

 

I Was just changing her diaper when I noticed a little blood on the inside..Her umbilical cord is just dangling by a thread and Im pretty sure its because of her diaper. It doesn't seem to bother her but its making me cry. Should I take her to her pedi tomorrow morning or just keep cleaning it as instructed?!Little Libra 056.jpg

post #2 of 22
Totally normal - don't worry about it. The first time that happened with Corbin, we were AT the pediatrician. It's part of the process, but gross and scary when you don't know what to expect! Corbin's fell off completely between 10-12 days I think.
post #3 of 22

It should be fine. You could certainly call your ped for reassurance.

post #4 of 22

It might be alright just as it is. I think it's pretty normal for them to fall off around a week old.  I would probably watch it and keep cleaning it however you've been doing and see if it dries up.  If it's not healing well, it'll get stinky and keep oozing for days and days.

 

My older son's got caught in his diaper and ripped off when he was just 4 days old, and it did get stinky and wasn"t drying up. The pedi ended up treating it and it was fine after that.

 

Congratualtions on your little girl!!!  She's beautiful!!

 

 

post #5 of 22

She's really beautiful! Congratulations!

P.S. I found my son's umbilical cord (shriveled, dried, mummified) when he was around 1, behind the changing table. 

post #6 of 22
Call the 24-hour nurse line (if there is one) and they will talk to you. I called those nurses a lot with my first and they were so reassuring. Good advice, and they will have you come in if needed. It's probably fine. Umbilical cord is kind of gross no matter what.

Congratulations! She is sweet.
post #7 of 22

Congrats on your sweet daughter!  My baby's umbilical cord came off with her diaper when she was five days old.  Before that it had bled a little, which really bothered me, but seems to have amounted to nothing, since it's healing just fine now.  

post #8 of 22
That is totally normal. Also you don't need to do anything to care for it, it takes care of itself.
post #9 of 22

Dd's was torn off my her carseat straps (I think - it was fine before we put her in the carseat) at 3 days but she seemed to be just fine & it healed nicely. It was kind of a relief to not have to deal with the stinkiness that ds' had become.

 

Btw - we named our dd's the same name!

post #10 of 22
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She's really beautiful! Congratulations!

P.S. I found my son's umbilical cord (shriveled, dried, mummified) when he was around 1, behind the changing table. 


Eeewww!!! Hahahaha!
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by RosemaryS-F View Post

She's really beautiful! Congratulations!

P.S. I found my son's umbilical cord (shriveled, dried, mummified) when he was around 1, behind the changing table. 


Eeewww!!! Hahahaha!
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 

thank you all so much! it fell off completly this morning and it seems to be fine!! /her ped said theres no nerve endings there so she didnt feel a thing! being a new mommy for the first time is so scary!! i feel like im doing everything wrong!

and thank you again for the wonderful coments :) i am blessed with such a sweet and beautiful baby girl! she rarely cries and sleeps enought that i can get atleast my normal 8 hours in too!!

@Lifegaurd, thats awesome!! its such a cute name! glad to know someone else thinks so too! :)

post #13 of 22
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That is totally normal. Also you don't need to do anything to care for it, it takes care of itself.


so no swabbing it with alcohol??

post #14 of 22

Congratulations!! She is lovely! And ditto all the "it's normal" comments.

post #15 of 22
Congrats!!
post #16 of 22

Congratulations to you! She's gorgeous!

post #17 of 22

Congratulations! She is beautiful :) 

post #18 of 22
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so no swabbing it with alcohol??



I was also told with my last that the AAP recommends not doing anything with it (no cleaning and/or swabbing with alcohol) She said they still had to "recommend" doing it once or twice a day because they are slow to change! LMAO. 

 

I didn't do it at all with A after hearing that - and it was fine. MUCH less trouble let me tell you.

 

OP - your baby is adorable! :joy 

post #19 of 22

my mw said not to do anything and 5 kiddos later it still turns out just fine. When it gets hard I move it around a bit just so it isn't stuck to her skin but I don't put a thing on it and they have all healed up great and yeah they dangle a lot and look gooey but I think that is just part of the process.

post #20 of 22
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I was also told with my last that the AAP recommends not doing anything with it (no cleaning and/or swabbing with alcohol) She said they still had to "recommend" doing it once or twice a day because they are slow to change! LMAO. 

I didn't do it at all with A after hearing that - and it was fine. MUCH less trouble let me tell you.

OP - your baby is adorable! joy.gif 

This is from the book the hospital gave me: http://www.inspq.qc.ca/tinytot/sections/TT2011_Baby.pdf#page=12

Umbilical cord
At birth the umbilical cord is white. It darkens while drying out and usually falls off by itself between the 7th and 20th days, although it may hold on for a month.

Caring for the umbilical cord
A clean umbilical cord neither smells nor leaks. If in doubt, ask a health professional.
• Clean around the umbilical cord every day until the navel heals.
• Gently wash the area with a Q-Tip-type cotton swab soaked in lukewarm water. Don’t use alcohol, which will delay the cord’s departure.


DS' fell off yesterday (9 days old).
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