After DD's birth, she was in the NICU for 3 weeks and I didn't do any of her "care"--diapers, bath, cord, washing in general, barely feeding.
With this one, I'm going to do it whether she's in the NICU or not, because I'm not intimidated anymore. So that brings up the question--is any "cord care" required? It seems like you can just keep it dry and it should fall off in its own time--is that right, or does something need to be applied to it? Geez I wish I could remember these things!