June 2013 Moms

Saving the stump?

Does anyone plan to save the stump from the umbilical cord once it falls off?

I would just throw it away but it fell off today and DH told me about a tradition in his culture to throw the stump in a place to create a good omen for the baby. Ex. If you want your kid to be an MD you throw the stump somewhere on a medical school campus, or on a certain field if you want them to excel at a sport. It reminds me of scattering someone's ashes but whatever. Now we just need to figure out where to put it! I'm thinking on the local college campus.
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My two girls Flower and Ayla Faye born on 6/21/2013 at 40w6d 6lbs 15oz 19in

Re: Saving the stump?

  • I really like that idea, just as a fun thing to do. Guess I am not setting DS up for success when his fell off at a friends house and we threw it away... :mobile smiley:


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  • image willman2585:
    I really like that idea, just as a fun thing to do. Guess I am not setting DS up for success when his fell off at a friends house and we threw it away... :mobile smiley:

    Haha well just make up a good story! I like the idea too but it kinda puts the pressure on you to pick a good spot!
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    My two girls Flower and Ayla Faye born on 6/21/2013 at 40w6d 6lbs 15oz 19in
  • Ewww. I wouldn't want to be the one to find it in one if those public places lol. We threw our kids' stump in the trash. Garbage men do get paid a decent amount from what I understand :P
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  • I saved my son's and have it with his hospital band. My husband thinks it is gross, and I guess it is in a way, but I couldn't just toss it in the trash.
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  • Ella's fell off while we were napping on the couch and one of the dogs ate it.
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  • image nykkolhooks:
    Ella's fell off while we were napping on the couch and one of the dogs ate it.


    Ha I wonder if mine would have done that given the opportunity.

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  • That sounds like a neat thing to do. Ours just went in her diaper and into the trash lol.
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  • I can't bear to throw out DS's, as gross as it is. It's sitting on his diaper change dresser on a wash cloth. I will throw it out at some point but I feel like it was the last thing connecting us as one.

    Interesting tradition of picking a significant spot to discard it.

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  • image nykkolhooks:
    Ella's fell off while we were napping on the couch and one of the dogs ate it.

    lol

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  • I threw it out in the hospital while he was in the NICU. Maybe he'll be a doctor? Lol
  • Can't honestly see why you would want to save it... kind of gross IMO. It's essentially part of the body after all.  It'll go in the trash when LO's falls off.

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  • I saved all three of my kids stumps. It's in their baby books. I couldn't throw it away.
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