When a baby is born, the doctor or midwife attaches a small clip to the end of the umbilical cord and removes it
This causes the umbilical cord to gradually dry out and fall off gradually over the next few days.
Past: In the past, in order to keep the baby’s umbilical cord completely dry until it fell, it was believed that water should not reach the baby’s body at all, and they preferred to use a damp cloth to clean the baby instead of a bath.
Today: Even before the umbilical cord falls, the baby can be taken to the bath, but the umbilical cord must be carefully dried. To prevent moisture from reaching the umbilical cord and causing inflammation in the umbilicus, it is best to fold the baby’s diaper under the umbilicus.