I noticed my 2days old baby's navel smells it's yet to fall off. How best do I care for it to avoid the smell pending when it falls off.
Make sure the gel doesn't touch your baby's skin. But how can that be prevented? It didn't occur to me to ask during antenatal classes. I used spirit to clean.
Yes, my doctor then strongly advised I used Chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care too. You can get it in Pharmacies near you
I recommend cord care with the use of Chlorhexdine Gel applied once daily on the cord for 7 days or till the cord drops. Where Chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care is not available, use of Methylated spirit applied several times a day say every 4 hours or at every diaper change is the second best".