Umbilical cord is the medium or passage in which a baby feeds from his mother while in the womb.
A lot has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, with a less-is-more attitude adopted by most hospitals," says Paula Prezioso, MD, a doctor at Pediatric Associates of New York City and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the NYU Medical School.
"Originally, a triple dye solution was painted onto the cord at birth, which dried it quickly and allowed it to fall off within a week. This was replaced with the equally effective (and less staining) alcohol, which dried the cord in a week or two."Now, many hospitals recommend doing nothing but keeping the cord dry. "The one problem is babies can’t take a real bath until the cord is off and healed sponge baths are okay as long as the cord is kept dry," Prezioso says.
"The problem with this is it may take up to a month for the cord to fall off — a long time not to bathe baby! That’s why I personally recommend using alcohol on the cord with each diaper change to see a complete healing in less than two weeks."
For me, I always use Moko spirit to clean the cord with each diaper change latest within a week plus the cord falls off and baby can rightly take his bath.
For first time moms, to get the original Moko spirit kindly visit any good pharmacy nearest to you and purchase it and also make sure you always close the lid properly immediately after use.