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Umbilical cord.. Arks Mama! ಠ_ಠ 1 child; Utah 2545 posts
Nov 17th '12

So my 5 day old newb managed to pee all over his umbilical cord, and now it's wet..What do I do?
I've been looking it up online and some people are saying leave it alone, let it dry. Some are saying clean it with water or alcohol, then let it dry.
I'm clueless. :oops:

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
Nov 17th '12

I would dab it with a q tip with some alcohol and let it dry.

Cute&Wicked Due November 21; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Indianapolis, IN, United States 1170 posts
Nov 17th '12

Don't worry mama! One's own urine is sterile to the body so it shouldn't get infected. Just clean it the way you've been doing it and it should be fine:) Good luck.

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
Nov 17th '12

fresh urine is fine. it's clean. just let it air dry. I would wipe around it, but put nothing on the cord stump it's self.

user banned Due April 8; 1 child; Washington 11352 posts
Nov 17th '12
Quoting [♥]Mrs. Morgan:" I would dab it with a q tip with some alcohol and let it dry."


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snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
Nov 17th '12
Quoting and then there were 3.:" So my 5 day old newb managed to pee all over his umbilical cord, and now it's wet..What do I do? I've ... [snip!] ... are saying leave it alone, let it dry. Some are saying clean it with water or alcohol, then let it dry. I'm clueless. :oops:"


really.. any of them are fine. You could wipe it with alcohol, or just dry it off and leave it alone. either way it'll be fine mama. ((hugs)) there's so much to stress about with a new LO... but no matter what.. the cord will fall off. It'll be fine.

Arks Mama! ಠ_ಠ 1 child; Utah 2545 posts
Nov 17th '12

Thanks guys! :) I was just terrified that it would get infected.
Paranoia.

Jamie Horn Due October 11 (boy); 459 posts
Nov 17th '12

My son peed on his too and I didn't think twice and wiped it with a baby wipe (they have alcohol in them) his fell off at day 13 and his belly button has looked great since, no harm done! Good luck, don't stress!! :)

Lynzt United Kingdom 259 posts
Nov 17th '12
Quoting and then there were 3.:" So my 5 day old newb managed to pee all over his umbilical cord, and now it's wet..What do I do? I've ... [snip!] ... are saying leave it alone, let it dry. Some are saying clean it with water or alcohol, then let it dry. I'm clueless. :oops:"

my midwife told me i can bath baby just make sure to dry it good after. if you dont want to do that i would still give it a wash with a wipe so it dont get smelly

TootsMcGoots Due July 20 (girl); 2 kids; Saskatchewan 5251 posts
Nov 17th '12

I wasn't told to keep my LO's umbilical cord dry when he was born. I even asked, and they said there was no need to, as long as you dry it off really good with a Q-tip after his baths. So from day 1, DS has gotten the full bath treatment, and hasn't had any issue with his cord.