Babies: 0 - 3 Months

another umbilical cord question

so My son's umbilical cord pulled away but the middle section a few days ago, I just put a bandaid on it till i saw my mother in law (a LPN) and she put some proxide on it and put anther bandaid on it. I thought the bandaid was a dumb idea because it needs to dry out, so I took it off and put gauze over it, and taped it down. well last night it fell off when I checked it. so I left it over night and then cleaned the puss off of it, with peroxide but around the button it is red! no more puss or dried blood. I did give him a good bath. I am just worried it is infected or could because it looks like and inny outie but has a deep hole that looks like wet new skin! could that part get infected?

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  • I think you are supposed to use alcohol to clean it. I believe my LO's was a little red for a day or two after she tore it off. It also bled a little bit.
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  • Use alcohol to clean it with a qtip and it'll be fine. Usually it's red after it comes off, especially if it's pulled off. 


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    Use alcohol every diaper change and no more band aids.
  • I'm usually not very big on herbal remedies, but my midwife suggested Golden Seal for the umbilical cord. They come in little capsules that you can open and pour a little on the cord stump. It dried it up and healed amazingly fast. Seriously, I was shocke
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  • I was told not to treat it with anything and everything came off before he was two weeks old. I was told that treating it, with alcohol, water, peroxide, only slows the healing process and is actually a preserver, making things last longer.

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    I was told not to treat it with anything and everything came off before he was two weeks old. I was told that treating
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