Question : It’s important to keep the umbilical cord stump and surrounding area.. ?
Answer: We’ve mentioned in the previous question that when a baby is born he is born with an umbilical cord attached to him which basically connects him to the placenta in the womb and in consequence, to the mother. However, this umbilical cord is cut off immediately after the baby is born.
The baby is, nevertheless, left with the umbilical cord stump which takes some time before it falls off. In the meantime however it is important to take care of this umbilical cord stump appropriately.