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There are many different types of navel rings available for you to put in your belly button piercing. The best navel jewelry to get initially is made of stainless steel, as it is easier to sterilize and less likely to react to your body. You have the choice of a CBR (captive ball ring) or a barbell, and while you might be tempted to get the barbell, a ring is easier to keep clean and will heal faster. You can turn the ring and clean the entire length of the navel jewelry better than if you were to get a barbell, but once you're healed you can always change into a barbell.
Healing typically takes about 6-12 months, and if you want to change jewelry, make sure to get it done by a piercer, as they are more likely to be sterile than you are at home!