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A couple of baby questions

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Posted by Wendy on August 23, 2003 at 18:41:55:

I am pregnant(my first), and due soon, so I was wondering about a few things. I thought this would be the place to post it since most of you seem to already have babies.

1)Umbillical cord- How exactly to you care for it and how long does it take to fall off? And, this may sound dumb, but do they leave that little clamp thing on there?

2)Circumcision- I am having a boy and plan to get him circumsised, but I know NOTHING about it. Someone told me they put something plastic on there that falls off after a few days, but I never heard of this. Is it true? Also, what do you do to take care of it?

3)Baths- How long after baby is born do you bathe him/her? And how often do you bathe a baby(besides if get sick on himself or something, just typically).

Thanks everyone in advance for any help. I know the people in the hospital will tell me these things, I would just like to know beforehand. Thanks! :)


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