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Anyone heard of Wish Garden's herbal cord care powder? A mom of six gave me a jar, said it works SO much better than alcohol.

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Crashing from Jan.... YES! That stuff is amazing! My daughters cord fell off at 4.5 days. You coat it about once or twice a day. She would still weep/bleed from her belly button on occasion a few days after so I just dabbed a bit more there.
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Crashing from Jan.... YES! That stuff is amazing! My daughters cord fell off at 4.5 days. You coat it about once or twice a day. She would still weep/bleed from her belly button on occasion a few days after so I just dabbed a bit more there.
How much did you use? The container I have is almost new, she did use it about 2 moths ago for her dd, it seems to be about half-full.

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You should have enough, it doesn't come full anyway. Mine was only used 2 months ago as well the container is 1/2 full and I have PLENTY left for when I give birth in a couple months.

I'd sprinkle it on the cord then rub it in.
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I have some for this one. I was using straight goldenseal capsules on DS I apply it with a q-tip.

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I've never heard of this stuff. I need to check it out.
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Thanks so much for sharing! I wasn't going to order any but figured I'd keep an eye out for it at the health food store (I hate paying shipping for small inexensive items!) But then I just went to order my birth kit, and I happened to notice something from Wishgarden on the front page...I searched for the cord care powder and they had it, so I just added it to my order! Schweet!

I've heard that using alcohol can delay the stump falling off, because it prevents drying and kind of preserves the tissue. I did it anyway last time because I was afraid not to, but I like this option much better.

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they use this at the birth center. It's really great stuff!

If you don't have the money to buy any, the cheapest stuff you can use that *really* works well is breastmilk! Keeps it clean and helps it heal quickly!

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I am pretty sure we didn't do anything to my son's cord and it fell off in well less than a week and he has a nice little belly button :-)
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We used alcohol with dd and it took 16 days to fall off!
I'm going to ask my midwife about this alternative, but I like the breastmilk idea, too. Definitely no shipping charges there!
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leave it alone!!! keep it dry! my DDs fell off in 3 or 4 days.
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I plan on leaving it alone this time. We used alcohol on DDs and it took almost 6 weeks to fall off. Ick.

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We did nothing to DD's and it fell off in less than one week! Plan on leaving this on alone as well.

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Is the Wishgarden cord care goldenseal powder based?


We used goldenseal powder on DD's and it was fantastic. It's also really great for those toddler owies...we call it "fairy dust"
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yes, it's a goldenseal and oregon grape root powder. (if my memory serves me right on the second bit...)

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I love the Wishgarden stuff! I recommend it to every mama. I used it before, and I'll be using it again this time.

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