After childbirth, it’s common practice to sever the umbilical cord, except for a lotus birth. Up to an inch of the umbilical cord stump remains attached to your baby’s belly button.
Then, the cord stump slowly shrinks and changes in color from yellow to brownish-black, then dries up and falls off roughly two to three weeks later. Next, we’ll explore the ins and outs of newborn umbilical cord care to guarantee a smooth, healthy transition for your little one.
How to clean a baby’s belly button
When it comes to your newborn, there’s no such thing as being too gentle. Give them some TLC with these pointers on how to clean a belly button.