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How old was your baby when..? Krista+baby Gracie 66 kids; Freeport, Florida 460 posts
Apr 27th '13

How old was your baby when he/she lost their belly button stump? My baby is 3 weeks and 3 days and she still had yet to lose hers.

Party of 6 4 kids; Nevada 7871 posts
Apr 27th '13

Around 7 days

loser mom 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, Norway, ,,, Europe 12277 posts
Apr 27th '13

A couple weeks.

{Shelly} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 7122 posts
Apr 27th '13

12 days old

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12304 posts
Apr 27th '13

I think DS was a 2-3 weeks old. I thought it was taking forever to come off. You can try putting some rubbing alcohol on it to help. At least that is what DS pedi told us.

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
Apr 27th '13

He was around 18-21 days old

Krista+baby Gracie 66 kids; Freeport, Florida 460 posts
Apr 27th '13

I put rubbing alcohol on it every diaper change. It looks like it wants to fall of but it isn't. My oldest daughter it fell off at 12 days

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
Apr 27th '13

Close to a month, I think. It was stubborn.

Krista+baby Gracie 66 kids; Freeport, Florida 460 posts
Apr 27th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting drunk faith1:</b>" Close to a month, I think. It was stubborn. "</blockquote>




I always thought it was suppose to fall off by 2 weeks lol. Boy was I wrong. I hope it's not much longer til it's gone. I'm sick of giving her sponge baths.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
Apr 27th '13

DDs took 3 weeks to fall off. It bled for a few days before it came off too. I read somewhere that being in a humid climate could cause it to take longer to fall off, makes sense to me seems I live in FL

"L" Due May 30; 2 kids; Danville, IN, United States 5927 posts
Apr 27th '13

9 days and 11 days

Nikkie Beee Due January 29; 2 kids; Victorville, California 3968 posts
Apr 27th '13

With my son, it came off before he left the hospital. With my daughter, it took a little less than a month.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
Apr 27th '13
Quoting Jeeper:" DDs took 3 weeks to fall off. It bled for a few days before it came off too. I read somewhere that being ... [snip!] ... I read somewhere that being in a humid climate could cause it to take longer to fall off, makes sense to me seems I live in FL"

I've never heard that, but that would make sense. I live in lower AL, really close to the water and it took DD's nearly a month.

Krista+baby Gracie 66 kids; Freeport, Florida 460 posts
Apr 27th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jeeper:</b>" DDs took 3 weeks to fall off. It bled for a few days before it came off too. I read somewhere that being ... [snip!] ... I read somewhere that being in a humid climate could cause it to take longer to fall off, makes sense to me seems I live in FL"</blockquote>




Odd. I live in the panhandle of Florida and my oldest was born August 12th and hers only took 12 days. My youngest was born April 3rd and we were having a lot of cold weather her first 2 weeks of life and its still attached... I can see a normal belly button when I clean it and it makes me want to just pull it off but I know that would be a big no-no.

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
Apr 27th '13
Quoting Krista+baby Gracie:" I put rubbing alcohol on it every diaper change. It looks like it wants to fall of but it isn't. My oldest daughter it fell off at 12 days"

They now say NOT to put rubbing alcohol on it. It actually dries out faster and falls off faster with nothing on it. Just keep it dry and try to avoid having anything rub on it.