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Re: A couple of baby questions

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Posted by Kendra on August 23, 2003 at 22:19:27:

In Reply to: A couple of baby questions posted by Wendy on August 23, 2003 at 18:41:55:

: 1)Umbillical cord- Clean with each diaper change with alcohol. My daughter's fell off around 2 1/2 wks. Every baby differs.

: 2)Circumcision- Don't know exactly, don't plan to do if we have a boy.

: 3)Baths- While my daughter was in NICU, they bathed her every night. Until the umbilical stump fell off and healed, it was just wiping her down with a washcloth, after it healed then it was a tub bath. They didn't use soap every time. Sometimes it was just water. They said the soap is what dries them out. When we got her home, we bathed her every couple days. Then she got to a point were baths were comforting/soothing, so we then bathed her every night, but not always with soap.

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