Cord Care

Cord Care

How do I care for my baby's cord?

  1. Wash your hands. Use soap and water. 
  2. Clean the cord stump with cotton swabs &/or cotton buds
  3. Use water.
  4. Clean urine or bowel movement off the stomach.
  5. Let the cord air dry. 
  6. Dress your baby in loose clothing. 
  7. Do not pull or tug at the cord stump. 
  8. Do not cover the cord stump.
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