My son is 8 days old and the umbilical cord site stinks! Is this normal? It looks about to fall off, just a bit of green flesh still attaches it. Its gross smelling.
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5/16/08 at 5:39pm
Normal. Disgusting, but normal. You can try rubbing alcohol to clean it off(don't do it often though, kills the bacteria that breaks down the cord) I never had any luck with it myself. You can alos try just plain soap and water, just make sure you dry it well. All in all, make sure its very dry. It'll probably drop off soon
Really? The hospital and pediatrician told me to clean it a few times a day with alcohol so it WOULD fall off..??