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Caring for Baby’s Belly Button
Question by Lexie♥ Mommy2 a beautiful boy♥:
My baby’s belly button is sticking out alot…Kind of scary..What to do?
Ok i have heard of putting a baby belly button band or whatever around it,
And his is sticking out a lot that it looks scary,
personally this is not cosmetic reasons, cause i could care less if he as an innie or outtie
But the pediatrician seemed to not care,
and said well it will go away by 5 years old,
and it might not, and it might need surgery..
I will not do the quarter thing, cause that quarter probably has been touched by
alot of germs, any experience with this??
He is 2 months and 1 weeks old.
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Question by princesstheruler:
newborn belly button care?
hi, my sister had a preemie and he was in the ncu for a month, when his cord came off my mother told her to tell the nurses to put a bandage over it so it would not be an outie – the nurses never did and they told my sister that it doesn’t matter if you put a bandage or not, if it’s going to be an outie it’s going to be one, is this true because i put one on my full term baby and his did not turn out an outie but my nephews is an outie now and my sister is really upset. does anyone know if not putting the bandage was a bad call on the nurses part?
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Question by YARE_SO:
Should the baby’s belly button be cared the same way as when it had the stump?
My 2 week old lost his umbilical stump this day and I was wondering if the care is the same as before it fell. His daddy told me yesterday that I do not open the belly button and I do not really know if I should or not, and if cleaning should be from outside or… How do I clean it?
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Question by Mommy:
My infants bleeding umbilical hernia?
My little girl is 6 weeks old and about 2 weeks ago i noticed an umbilical hernia. I went to her pediatricians office and the physician we saw said not to worry about it until she was a year old (whit no real reason as to why) and to ignore the consistent oozing of white and light brown fluid. three days later I woke up to find her belly button bleeding slowly. Worried I called the pediatrician again and got a same day appointment with a different doctor. He explained things a little more clearly stating that they wait a year to operate because baby is too small for anesthesia and surgery, but again said not to worry about it until she was a year old and also added the recommendation that in a week or two he could “burn off the little red thing” which he said was just “left over umbilical cord”. Its been two days since that visit and my little girl has been extra fussy and screams bloody murder constantly when she is awake- even when being fed or while she is in a comforted almost asleep mode.
Tonight I finally did a little research on the umbilical hernia and found that “the little red thing” my physician wanted to burn off like a wart is actually part of her intestines. Is burning off her intestines really a good idea? It screams red flag to me. Nothing I found so far has mentioned how to care for a herniated umbilical cord or how to treat the bleeding. I am very concerned that my daughter’s intestine is bing choked off because all of the painful and sad faces that she never used to do until a few days ago, bleeding, discomfort, difficulty urinating and passing stools and gas.
1. How does one care for a herniated umbilical cord?
2. Is bleeding “normal” or is it something I need to be concerned about
3. Are these crappy pediatricians and I need to go somewhere better
4. Is there another substitute than waiting a whole year to get surgery done?
5. Do I need to take my baby to the hospital or ER?
Monday I plan on calling the pediatrician and asking more questions, but in order to do so I would most likely have to schedule an appointment and who knows how long that could take.
Her temperature is normal and she is fine and happy for about an hour after passing stool and all gas.
Up until the day her belly button was bleeding, she was a very happy baby and only cried or fussed when she was hungry or need to burp. She was starting to get a sleep schedule down on her own and would sleep through the night minus feedings and diaper changes.
Ive been living with my parents for this past two weeks and my mother is even concerned and convinced there is something not right when it comes to her current pain with her belly (and shes had a lot of kids).
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Question by cj8307:
How do I care for my baby’s belly button once the ambilical cord stump falls off?
My daughter is 11 days old and her ambilical stump has fallen off. How do I care for her belly button since the stump is gone? My mother told me to cover the are with a gauze and applying neo..It looks a bit sore and I am scared that she’s in pain. Please help!!!
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WHY DO SOME PARENTS HAVE THEIR INFANT’S EARS PIERCED, BUT OBJECT TO A TEEN GETTING A NAVAL PIERCING?
Question by ……..:
Why do some parents have their infant’s ears pierced, but object to a teen getting a naval piercing?
A few days ago a woman asked a question here about getting her toddler’s ears pierced, and most of the people who answered thought it was perfectly fine. That same day, someone else asked about a 15-year-old wanting to get her naval pierced, and most wrote that they thought she should have to wait until she was 18 to get the piercing, and thought it was “trashy and tacky.” (And earrings on a baby aren’t?) Why is it acceptable to pierce the ears of an infant who cannot even give consent or verbalize to you if she develops an allergic reaction to the earring or finds them to be annoying to wear, but it’s not okay for a teenager to get her belly button pierced? As for me, I got my ears pierced when I was seven and soon realized I was allergic to the metal in the earring, which made me incredibly sympathetic to young babies who cannot even explain how they feel, and my navel pierced (with a different type of ring, obviously) when I was on vacation at 15. I took it out after about a year, but when I had it in it was only ever visible to others when I was at the beach. I wear a uniform to school, and never walked around with my naval exposed in public with the exception of being on the beach, so why is that a bigger deal than a baby with earrings? Both piercings can get infections, but at least a teen could take care of it herself.
Moira A – I am not bitter in the least, and did not mean to come across that way.
One more mention to Moira – it was admirable that you handled so much as a teen. I have been working for quite some time myself, purely because I want to, but never had that level of responsibility put on me. I paid for the naval piercing myself (it was very affordable anyway), and could have paid for any doctor’s bills if they had been needed, but thankfully they were not. My parents were not happy with the naval ring at first, but they did not give me too much grief over it.
I, and many of my friends, got the naval piercings for ourselves. It was sort of empowering for me. I also get henna tattoos (which are temporary) for the same reason – self expression.
I mainly asked the question because I am curious about the double standards in society, not for personal reasons.
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Question by ☆Jacks Mom☆:
Caring for belly button and circumcision?
I’ve been a nanny for many infants and lately now that my baby is due soon I have been becoming more and more terrified. My latest fear is I will do something wrong with caring for his belly button or circumcision and they will become infected.
I do not know why I am so freaked out lately but it’s so bad. Is the care process for the belly button and circumcision really that bad or fairly easy? My family is teasing me because I am older and have watched kids my entire adult life and I am starting to worry over everything.
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Question by Andrew J:
babies belly button bleeding after umbilical cords fals off and healed?
My son is about almost 1 month old and his umbilical cord has fell off and looks as if its healed up. Its been about a 2 weeks since is has fell off and healed but I have seen dried up blood inside his belly button a few times now. Ive taken him to his ped. and she said everything is alright but….just a cares of the worries being a new father and all. Has anyone else has thier babies belly button bleed like that and for how long after and until it stops?
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