You can do a tub bath just make sure to dry ot well and try not to soak it. Just let it air dry really well afterwards. My kids all fell off within a day or two of leaving the hospital except my third. His took forever to fall off (2 weeks) and he ended up with umphilitis. Idk, I think you should still use alcohol on it but the doctors say no. I did with my first two ans had no issues with it.
Oh wow 2weeks that's long. I woke up last night for a changing & it was laying on the side of him. I was scared for the first seconds then I took a look at his belly button & he was healed very well. Although it still smells a little.
DD's fell off a few days ago but the area hasn't healed completely so I'm going to hold off. I put her in her infant tub (with sling) and just put a couple inches of water in the bottom, so her belly's not submerged.
my 1st daughters cord fell off at 2 weeks and we got her in the tub the night it came off. My with my 2nd daughter it took 3 almost 4 weeks for her cord to fall off and it was kinda infected so we waited 3 days then bathed her