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Salmotrutta Sun 19-Jul-15 11:46:06

Why do some peoples bell buttons go "in" and others go "out"?

I myself am an "outie".


Salmotrutta Sun 19-Jul-15 11:46:40

P.s. - can you tell I'm bored? grin

Missdee2014 Sun 19-Jul-15 11:47:06

I always thought it was to do with the way the cord was cut/clamped at birth. I'm probably really far off the mark here though.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sun 19-Jul-15 11:47:27

Don't know but I have an innie and so do all of my ds's as does dh.

Missdee2014 Sun 19-Jul-15 11:47:27

Lol I'm just as bored for replying. Tempted to google it now ha

CherryBonBon Sun 19-Jul-15 11:47:57

Mine goes in.


Seriously I can fit an entire crayon in there.

Salmotrutta Sun 19-Jul-15 11:48:53

See, I could have googled but thought I'd ask you all instead! grin

InTheBox Sun 19-Jul-15 11:49:10

I have an innie but would like to have an outie. People with outies, do you push it back in just to watch it pop back out again? Is it fun?

Salmotrutta Sun 19-Jul-15 11:49:21

shock Cherry

Salmotrutta Sun 19-Jul-15 11:50:22

I actually have never tried InTheBox!

JadeJaderson Sun 19-Jul-15 11:55:56

I've always thought (read somewhere) that an innie is the 'correct' belly button format and an outtie happens if the cord was clamped/pulled incorrectly at birth? Happy to be corrected though.

Salmotrutta Sun 19-Jul-15 11:58:42

So someone may have incorrectly clamped my cord Jade?


Emochild Sun 19-Jul-15 11:58:43

Dd1 doesn't have a belly button at all

She has a little dip but its totally smooth -took an age for her cord to fall off!

GiddyOnZackHunt Sun 19-Jul-15 12:00:44

Outies freak me out. I was dreading mine popping out during pg but fortunately it never happened. Ds's is just about an innie because he's so skinny.

Salmotrutta Sun 19-Jul-15 12:01:34

Emo - that's interesting as my DC also had recalcitrant cord that took ages to fall off!

And they have outies!

JadeJaderson Sun 19-Jul-15 12:12:55

I've never thought about it that much but...

Ds1 has a very deep innie. When he was born, I was bleeding too much so the midwife snipped the cord and whisked him off so they could see to me.

When ds2 was born, it was a quick, easy birth. Dh was asked if he'd like to cut the cord. I can clearly remember him (uncomfortably because he didn't want to but felt he should) trying to cut through the cord for an age...more difficult than it looks apparently. Ds2 has a slight outtie.

Is that coincidence or...

MissPenelopeLumawoo2 Sun 19-Jul-15 12:21:53

I was an outie until I got pregnant, then it got pushed out altogether and the outie bit fell off! shock So now I am on innie.

broomchickabroomchick Sun 19-Jul-15 12:34:11

The outie bit can fall off?!?! That's quite scary. Me and DP have innies but DS and DD have outies

Sunny67 Sun 19-Jul-15 12:47:59

I think people with outies were born under s full moon grin

MeowImaCatfish Sun 19-Jul-15 12:51:48

penelope please explain!? I'm an innie but barely (ds' bump was the size of Kilimanjaro I swear) cousin was an outie til he was about 5 but he was a preemie so that might have something to do with it? hmm

LazyLouLou Sun 19-Jul-15 12:52:08

And then this smile

NaiceHamSandwich Sun 19-Jul-15 12:52:26

The outie bit fell off.... <faints>

LadyOrangutan Sun 19-Jul-15 13:01:02

DS was an innie. At a few months old he developed an umbilical hernia (part of complications of being preemie) and although the hernia is gone, he is now an outie!

Salmotrutta Sun 19-Jul-15 13:12:03

According to the second link that LazyLou posted the "outie" is quite rare.


And I don't want my outie to fall off! shock

wafflyversatile Sun 19-Jul-15 13:22:34

But surely your belly button is what holds your bum in place and if you play with it your bum falls off?!

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