Cleaning the umbilical cord


Titleļ¼šCleaning the umbilical cord

Narrator: First, dip cotton buds in 70% alcohol or cool boiled water. Then take one soaked bud to clean the base of the umbilical cord, that is, the junction between the cord and the abdominal wall. Continue until the bottom of the cord is thoroughly clean. Use a new cotton bud each time. Finally, wipe the cord stump. When putting on the diaper, make sure it does not cover the cord. Just after the cord falls off, you may notice a few drops of blood on the belly button. Don't worry, it is normal to have a little oozing during the first few days after the cord has fallen off. Continue to clean the belly button until it is completely dry.