Caring For Babies: Umbilical Cord Care

Becoming a Mum is a tough job. With a new tiny life in your hands, every step along the way can be overwhelming, whether it's the first feed, the first nappy change, or caring for the umbilical cord. With parents generally spending less time in hospital, knowing what to do when you get home with your newborn can be confusing.

New research from Huggies shows nearly three quarters of Mums (72%) weren't given advice before their baby was born about how best to look after the umbilical cord and as a result say they were left confused about how to tend to it. More than two thirds were nervous about touching or cleaning it, and a third were surprised by how fragile it was.

In this video midwifery expert Nikki Khan provides tips for caring for the umbilical cord.

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