How to clean the baby's navel?
Caring and cleaning the umbilical stump is part of the daily routine. It is recommended to clean it daily with an applicator with alcohol or saline solution; However, the most important thing is to keep it dry until it falls off. This usually occurs between the second and third week of life, although sometimes it can fall earlier and other times it can take up to a month.
During this time the baby should be sponge bathed to avoid infection.
If the baby has redness around the skin of the navel, bad odor, drainage or pus leakage, we must immediately consult the doctor.