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The fetus in the womb gets nutrients and oxygen through the placenta connected to the skin inside the uterus. The umbilical cord is the life line helping the child get things he needs to develop in the womb. Once the baby is born, the umbilical cord will be held tightly and cut closely to his body. In the umbilical cord at this time, there are not any nerves and the cut process will be absolutely harmless and painless. A plastic pad will be attached to the cord which has just been cut and that pad will be removed before the baby leaves the hospital. The small remaining umbilical cord will immediately dry out, harden slowly and turn to dark brown. It takes about 14 days for the umbilical cord to be dried, removed from the body and left a small wound which will heal in few days.

Description: It takes about 14 days for the umbilical cord to be dried, removed from the body and left a small wound.

It takes about 14 days for the umbilical cord to be dried, removed from the body and left a small wound.

The umbilical cord has to be kept dry and clean. Wrap your baby’s diaper below his umbilical cord to let it expose to air and not stick urine. When the umbilical cord falls off, you will see some blood on the diaper and it is very normal. Clean carefully around the umbilical cord with surgical alcohol and not make alcohol touch healthy skin. Use a dropper to drop some alcohol to the umbilical surface to allow alcohol to be absorbed into the body cord. You may replace the dropper by cotton with alcohol but please notice that the dropper will be more effective and easier to control. Repeat this action whenever you change the diaper for your baby.

You may ask the doctor when

Your baby has fever or he is annoyed

Umbilicus and surrounding areas are inflamed.

There is pus around the umbilicus

Tips for caring the umbilical cord

When taking care of the umbilical after giving birth, you need to wash your hands with soap before and after taking care of the umbilicus for the baby, keep the umbilicus dry and airy or wear your body loose clothing.

Use chalk which helps heal wounds or surgical alcohol to take care of the umbilicus.

When the umbilical cord has not dried and hardened, you need to clean the umbilical area regularly when changing the diaper.

Just apply alcohol and chalk to the wet and yellow umbilical area.

Avoid contact with skin

In hot weather, wearing your baby diaper or underwear only helps the air flow into and boost the process of drying the umbilical cord. Never pull the umbilical cord, even though it looks about to fall off the body.

Description: When the umbilical cord has not dried and hardened, you need to clean the umbilical area regularly when changing the diaper.

When the umbilical cord has not dried and hardened, you need to clean the umbilical area regularly when changing the diaper.

 

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