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My newborn's umbilical cord stump just fell off, we are wondering if it is necessary or even good to clean the newly exposed belly button with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide or anything else. The Doctor didn't really give much instruction other than "keep the stump dry".

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merged by Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Oct 7 '13 at 9:40

this question was merged with Should I clean my newborn's umbilical cord stump or leave it be? because it is an exact duplicate of that question.

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