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    Default Nasal Congestion in newborns & outie belly button?

    Hi all,

    I have been posting quite a bit about my newborn in the past few days. Although DD is not my first but somehow everything is all so new and strange to me again!

    3 questions here~~~

    1. DD sounds congested all the time, especially at night time. Last night it was quite bad that she ended up swallowing a lot of air during feed. I bought Saline drop and the suction bulb, but is it ok to use it too often? How long does it normally last? How can I make her more comfortable at night? She also sneezes a lot, i am assuming they are related?

    2. DD has an outie belly button. Its cute but very strange! I am assuming it will become an innie eventually?

    3. DD has super dry skin on her body, should I worry about putting cream on at this stage or just leave it?

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Nasal Congestion in newborns & outie belly button?

    Hi there

    I can't offer any advice on the congestion cause I haven't been there myself yet. My daughter sneezes a lot too. My midwife said that was completely normal.

    With the belly button, my daughter had a real outtie too. Turns out she has a little hernia which will apparently fix itself by about 6 months. The only reason I know that is cause her belly button hasn't healed properly yet so i took her to the docs. They told me about the hernia. It's very common.

    She also had really dry skin that was peeling was a couple of weeks after she was born. I just put some almond oil in with her bath, and put baby sorbolene lotion on the affected areas. Went away pretty quickly. It's ok as long as it doesn't dry out too much and cause cracked skin.

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    Default Re: Nasal Congestion in newborns & outie belly button?

    For the congestion you could try elevating her bassinet/cot a bit and see if that helps. I'm not sure if babies can use vaporisers?

    As for the outie.. I was born with an outie. Still have it

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    Default Nasal Congestion in newborns & outie belly button?

    DD2 has an outie too, she is almost 2 and it shows no signs of changing - its rather cute

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    DS has the funniest little belly button. It is an outie when he is standing and an innie when he sits down. He is 13 months and it has always been like that.

    He also had really dry skin, we rubbed olive oil into the worst areas and rubbed very gently with a muslin to encourage the dead stuff to come off.


 

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