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Umbilical Cord Care for Newborns

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Updated May 30, 2014

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The End Result of Cleaning
Umbilical Cord Care for Newborns

The dirt that you'll get from the cord area when cleaning, particularly with a cotton swab, can be worrisome. Do not panic. It is normal to have discoloration of the cotton swab or cotton ball. This photo shows you a normal cotton swab after cleaning.

Photo © Robin Elise Weiss

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