What have you done with your LOs umbilical cord?

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  1. hawalkden

    hawalkden Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering what everyone has done with your LO's umbilical cord?

    Isaac is still in NICU and when we went this morning we saw at the top of his crib the two clips and the black blob. I freaked a little before realising what it was.

    OH said to take it home and we'll save it. So we have I just don't know what to do with it. Put it in a plastic bag and seal it or just leave it in the tissue we brought it home in.

    Can anyone tell me the best way to store it to then place it in his keepsake box we'll be putting together.
     
  2. Emmy1987

    Emmy1987 Mummy to a princess!

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    Ours is on the ledge on her top and tail bowl, I have no idea what to do with it :rofl:
     
  3. stardust599

    stardust599 Well-Known Member

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    Ours is just throw in the keepsake box. It seems to have kept all right and doesn't smell :rofl: x
     
  4. fedupwaiting

    fedupwaiting Well-Known Member

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    ours went straight in the bin...didn't even save the clip!!!

    was glad to see the back of it....it gave me the heebie jeebies lol
    *bad mummy alert*
     
  5. stardust599

    stardust599 Well-Known Member

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    Probably the best way is to leave it out at a window to dry out completely then just store it the way it is x
     
  6. kmumtobe

    kmumtobe Mummy to 2

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    Just kept the clip, can't imagine me googling over a shrivelled up lump of flesh in years to come as fab as it was at doing its job at the time!
     
  7. Supermaiden

    Supermaiden Well-Known Member

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    Ive kept the clip, it still has some gunk on it :haha: I am putting it in a keepsake box that I have been making. :)
     
  8. Tanikins

    Tanikins mum to 1

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    We did the same, was so scared of catching it and hurting him! It was gross straight in the bin ewwwww lol
     
  9. hulahoop09

    hulahoop09 Mum to lg and pg #2

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    I was going to save the clip but hubby wanted to keep all of it so it has dried out and I am going to put it in a plastic food bag in her keepsake box. I dont like the cords at all and hate when they are on babies and think they start to look like pigeon poo :D A lot of others including my parents and in laws seem obsessed with keeping it but I would have been happy just keeping the clip!!!


    xx
     
  10. bumpy_j

    bumpy_j Well-Known Member

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    threw it away, didn't really see the sentimental value of the clip personally
     
  11. tokyo_c

    tokyo_c Well-Known Member

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    My clinic gave us a little wooden box to keep it in. Would never have thought to if they hadn't! It's got the stump and also a section of the cord where my OH cut it when she was born.
     
  12. Shabutie

    Shabutie Mum to Amara & #2 on way

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    You know those pots you pee in for the docs? Well A's is in that, still attatched to the clip. She had to go back into hospital, and when I indressed her, it had come away, so they asked if I wanted to keep it, and they popped it into one of those pots. Perfect way to view it. :haha:
     
  13. Natsku

    Natsku Well-Known Member

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    I thought I had thrown it away but I found it when I was packing up the apartment :sick: can't remember where I put it after that though but its knocking about somewhere.
     
  14. lilliesmummie

    lilliesmummie Well-Known Member

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    I have lillies clip with dried up shrivelled gunk lol! Been on the mantlepiece for 14 weeks! .. But i have a scrapbook thing, and theres an envelope attached to put emb-cord in :) locked away with no smell lol!
     
  15. LauraLu

    LauraLu Well-Known Member

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    It went straight in the trash...ewww...cannot imagine saving it.
     
  16. ~RedLily~

    ~RedLily~ Well-Known Member

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    LO's went straight in the bin :lol:
     
  17. todteach

    todteach Dreams can come true

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    Threw it out in the garbage when it fell off of him.

    *we have kept his hospital band & a pic of hubby cutting cord though to have as keepsake*
     
  18. mattison

    mattison Mother of 3 & expecting!

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    We threw Gabe's out, too.
     
  19. satine51

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    We took a photo of it and threw it away. I was wondering whether to keep it or not but it freaked me out a bit!
     
  20. x__amour

    x__amour Mommy.

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    In a zip lock baggie in her baby book. :haha:
     

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