Umbilical cord hanging by a thread m0mma.meuyna__ 2 kids; Elk Grove, California 282 posts
Jun 25th '13

My newborn is 11days old and today after his pediatric appointment his umbilical cord fell off but not completely off. There's a little bit of blood around his bellybutton and a thread of skin? It doesn't look like it's bothering him but, what do I do now?

Moist Due January 4; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 1865 posts
Jun 25th '13

Keep it dry as possible and leave it alone, it will fall off in a few hours.

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
Jun 25th '13
Quoting BoogaButt's Momma.:" I may get shit for this, but when my son's umbilical cord was barely hanging on I gave it a small pull. ... [snip!] ... it a small pull. Barely any force at all and it came off. But his was at like 3 and a half weeks old if that matters at all."

bot DD and Ds 's umbilicord were just hanging on by a little bit at the time we went for there six week check up appointment and the Dr just pulled it off ...ill probably get in shit for it too

Sarah +2 ♥ 2 kids; Hollywood, FL, United States 11222 posts
Jun 25th '13

DD's had some left over after it fell off and her Dr. put something on it to help dry it up and it fell off on it's own.

mommyof20510 Due June 27 (boy); 3 kids; Hurt, Virginia 29 posts
Jun 25th '13
Quoting Aria Dawn's mommy:" Keep it dry as possible and leave it alone, it will fall off in a few hours."

This along with the usual cleaning. Should fall off in no time! Just make sure not to irritate it. :)

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
Jun 25th '13

Pedi pulled it off for my DS when he saw it hanging. He kinda just peeled it off.