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How long until the horrid thing falls off?

(10 Posts)
MoosMa Fri 23-Feb-07 15:16:35

DD2 is 3 days old, how much longer do I have to wait until her umbilical cord falls off?

FluffyMummy123 Fri 23-Feb-07 15:16:59

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belgo Fri 23-Feb-07 15:17:15

It will fall off between 5 and 10 days

oxocube Fri 23-Feb-07 15:21:30

Cod, what do the weirdies do with them? Gross

FluffyMummy123 Fri 23-Feb-07 15:22:06

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Jillyadoodledoo Fri 23-Feb-07 15:27:38

Use them as needles when knitting lentils.

Cord takes up to 10 days to fall off usually

AlienEars Fri 23-Feb-07 15:32:04

Don't get too excited - DD still had hers firmly attached at 17 days...

Kelly1978 Fri 23-Feb-07 15:34:17

I reckon they probably stew them with the placenta.

KathyMCMLXXII Fri 23-Feb-07 15:35:53

Still got dd's somewhere.... I am a weirdie

SlightlyMadScientist Fri 23-Feb-07 15:56:51

when DTDs were on specvial care there was a baby being treated for drug withdrawal who was going straight into care. The mother picked the cord off after a few days just so she had a keepsake . Unfortunately the baby got a nasty infection at the site and then had to stay in a few extra days.

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