Cool-weather babies vs Warm-weather babies, and the cord stump - Mothering Forums
View Poll Results: When was your baby born, and when did the cord fall off?
Cold/very cold weather, and fell off in less than a week 3 30.00%
Cold/very cold weather, and fell off in 1-2 weeks 3 30.00%
Cold/very cold weather, and fell off in more than 2 weeks 1 10.00%
Cool/temperate weather, and fell off in less than a week 2 20.00%
Cool/temperate weather, and fell off in 1-2 weeks 4 40.00%
Cool/temperate weather, and fell off in more than 2 weeks 1 10.00%
Warm/hot weather, and fell off in less than a week 4 40.00%
Warm/hot weather, and fell off in 1-2 weeks 4 40.00%
Warm/hot weather, and fell off in more than 2 weeks 1 10.00%
Obligatory other 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 10. You may not vote on this poll

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 9 Old 08-08-2012, 12:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
laurac5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 171
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Crazy theory, probably, but I've been wondering if we mamas who have babies in the colder parts of the year have a harder time keeping the cord stump uncovered because we need to keep the baby warm.  Of course the air is dryer in the winter, so maybe the summer mamas have trouble, too.  But having had two cool-weather babies whose cord stumps took forever to come off, I had to ask... do other winter mamas have the same experience?

 

If you felt like you had good clothes for dressing your winter baby for both warmth and a dry stump, please share ideas!  I'm trying to figure out how we're going to do things this time...


Laura geek.gif, mom to fencing.gif Savannah (born 10/2008) and Indy (born 01/2011), and babyf.gifCheyenne (born 11/2012)

laurac5 is offline  
#2 of 9 Old 08-08-2012, 03:54 PM
 
MichelleZB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 988
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)

Nope! Northern Ontario baby, always heavily wrapped, cord fell off in 8 days, which I think is pretty normal.

MichelleZB is online now  
#3 of 9 Old 08-08-2012, 04:54 PM
 
skycheattraffic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,699
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Southern Ontario baby here but born in March and stump was off in about a week. Maybe gestational age is relevant? She was a week late.
skycheattraffic is offline  
#4 of 9 Old 08-08-2012, 06:07 PM
 
smiles2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Spring Baby in south Texas...about 80s outside and took almost three weeks!!

Good point about gestational age...due date was somewhat of a guess but weight, feet and scores indicated 39-40 weeks, so who knows why she wanted that stump so long wink1.gif
smiles2012 is offline  
#5 of 9 Old 08-08-2012, 06:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
laurac5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 171
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Dd was 15 days late and that stump stayed on for weeks!  Can't remember exactly, but I think she was almost a month before the last of it was off.  January ds was on time and still took a couple weeks to come off.

 

DH has a theory that it's related to whatever caused the amniotic sac to be so strong both times... dd's were artificially ruptured after 24 hours of labor, and ds was born in the caul.

 

I don't get it... seems like there must be a scientific reason for why it would come off sooner with some babies than others!  Could it be an innie vs. outie thing?  Surely that's been studied...


Laura geek.gif, mom to fencing.gif Savannah (born 10/2008) and Indy (born 01/2011), and babyf.gifCheyenne (born 11/2012)

laurac5 is offline  
#6 of 9 Old 08-08-2012, 11:37 PM
 
skycheattraffic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,699
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ok there goes my theory lol. And to add to the confusion, we had a quick stump but a strong amniotic sac that was ruptured artificially shortly before I started pushing.
We only sponge bathed her until the stump did fall off so it didn't get too wet and let her air out before getting dressed again. The air is super dry here in winter with central heating... Maybe that helped.
skycheattraffic is offline  
#7 of 9 Old 08-09-2012, 08:45 AM
 
LionessMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 3,710
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

all of my baby's cords fell off on day 7 and was healed up a day or so later. DS1 was 2 weeks late born in late June, DD1 was 1 week early born in mid April, DD2 was 2 weeks early born in early oct, DS2 was 1 week late born in early July. all of them had a bag that didnt break until crowning except DD2 whose broke before labor started. 


Me,DH,DS1'95, '98,DSD'03,DD1'07,DD2'09,DS2'12 Living with Fructose Malabsorption Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type 3-Hypermobility.)o( and sometimes I get toif I am lucky.
LionessMom is offline  
#8 of 9 Old 08-09-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Adaline'sMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 4,792
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I voted 1-2 weeks. Both of my babies were born in the winter and we heat with wood, so the air is super dry. We do keep them naked most of the time though, we just burn a hot fire. I had to keep the area covered in oil to keep it from getting too dry. Both babies' cords fell off at 10 days.


Holly and David partners.gif

Adaline love.gif (3/20/10), and Charlie brokenheart.gif (1/26/12- 4/10/12) and our identical  rainbow1284.gif  twins Callie and Wendy (01/04/13)

SIDS happens. 

Adaline'sMama is offline  
#9 of 9 Old 08-10-2012, 09:09 PM
 
Nicole730's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

all of mine were in less than a week.  i have had a March, April, and July baby.  to help you with your theories..2 have innies and 1 has an outie.  my water broke as a first sign of labor with all three.  their gestations were 40w1d, 40w5d, and 41w1d.  so nothing really similar!.  my theory is how they heal in general.  my older two rarely bleed and when they have needed a bandaid they heal very quickly.  maybe that is just kids in general though.


Mama to three

Nicole730 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off