dd is 12 days old and still has a greenish stump with a little bit of plastic in it. dh is really worried about her stump, although there was only the tiniest bit of bleeding, no redness, and no tenderness (no signs of infection). i haven't bathed her yet because i have been bedridden with mastitis. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">: dh sometimes (daily? not sure) applies rubbing alcohol with a q-tip, even though i reassure him it will be fine if we just leave it alone. the aap book says that it should fall off within a few days to a couple of weeks. how long did it take for your babe's to fall off?? and what did it look like before and after? did you do anything to take care of it?