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when do belly buttons go from outie to innie

(4 Posts)
murphyslaws Fri 22-Apr-16 16:53:09

My baby is 11 months. She has an outie belly button. Do they go in.

AlmaMartyr Fri 22-Apr-16 16:56:41

I'm not sure but I thought they stayed roughly as they are. DD has an outie and always has had, DS has an innie.

shouldwestayorshouldwego Fri 22-Apr-16 17:00:33

It depends. Is it just an outie or is it a hernia? You need to ask a GP. It's not urgent if it is a hernia and most rectify themselves in the first few years when the stomach muscles develop with walking etc. Ds's didn't and he had a small OP when he was 4 (they like to do it in the year before they start school). He now has an innie. I would ask a medical professional to look at it but it is not urgent sometime in the next two years.

murphyslaws Fri 22-Apr-16 17:04:09

I'm going to doctors for jabs next month. I'll ask them about it then.

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