cord ties...

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cord ties...

Postby va.x » 08 Aug 2013, 13:25

Can you tell I'm on may leave without kids these two days... Sorry for all the random questions.

I remember someone here talking about them. Had anyone ever made one? How? I have left it a bit late but have lots of embroidery thread and a free night with no husband for distraction tonight!

Any tips? It sounds like more than 15cm, flat is better than round for tying so plaiting good, wet is easier to tie, debate about boiling/keeping in freezer so sterile.

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Re: cord ties...

Postby pimento » 08 Aug 2013, 14:02

Here's some info from a friend of mine who makes them:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater

As for sterilizing, some suggest boiling and then putting into the freezer and taking them out when you go into labour, but at the end of the day, the consensus is that nothing else that touches the baby is sterile (even cord clamps) so it's really not absolutely necessary. Having said that, I did boil and put in freezer afterwards :bsmile
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Postby Jelly Belly » 08 Aug 2013, 17:00

I made and used them with both Squirmy and Bam - so much comfier than the clip. It is best if they are wet when tied as they tighten as they dry. Also good to have a spare in case the first isn't tight enough.
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Postby monster » 09 Aug 2013, 04:31

I made a couple - just a quick plait with embroidery thread. That length sounds good. Definitely much nicer for baby - looks nicer too.
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Re: cord ties...

Postby va.x » 09 Aug 2013, 05:57

Thank you

Made 3 last night (got carried away) and couldn't decide on colour. 5 stranded plait 11"long. Now to boil and freeze... Wonder what mw will say? DH is prepared and has printed out that sheet, thanks CO.

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Postby Mummyto1 » 09 Aug 2013, 21:18

I had two supervising midwives come round to try to talk me out of using them! But when I said I was happy to go against their advice it was written in my notes that I would tie the cord myself, which is what I did and the attending midwives on the day were totally supportive. I think if I had known the fuss they would make I would have stayed quiet until after delivery...
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Postby Jelly Belly » 10 Aug 2013, 06:47

Mummyto1 wrote:I had two supervising midwives come round to try to talk me out of using them!

My decision to use them didn't get a single negative comment. The Midwive at Squirmy's birth seemed really pleased and enjoyed the novelty of using them. With Bam, I tied the tie myself just because I could! It's funny how different responses to the most simple of things can vary.
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Postby va.x » 10 Aug 2013, 12:18

I remember your saga Mto1.. That's why I have DH prepped. All tucked away on the freezer waiting.
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Postby Mummyto1 » 10 Aug 2013, 15:54

Funnily enough, once I made it clear I was going ahead everyone was really interested and supportive. I like to think they'll be supportive of the next person who asks now :)
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Postby qbm » 10 Aug 2013, 18:50

Thanks for posting all this everyone. I'd read about it on here ages ago but it had slipped my mind. Something else to tell OH about! Now, to find that placenta encapsulation thread... :D
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Postby AaaSmith » 01 Sep 2013, 17:29

I just asked at our hospital tour about using cord ties and not one of the 3 midwives asked had heard of them and wouldn't really be up for using them... :( great giant plastic clamp it is then :(
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Postby Mummyto1 » 01 Sep 2013, 17:34

AaaSmith wrote:I just asked at our hospital tour about using cord ties and not one of the 3 midwives asked had heard of them and wouldn't really be up for using them... :( great giant plastic clamp it is then :(


This was the case for me but once I said I had done my research (and they didn't really have any concrete reason to be against them, the only thing they could come up with was that they weren't trained to use them (what happens when a baby arrives unexpectedly I wonder, with no clamp available, surely they would be trained to tie something?). They agreed for me to tie it myself (with all that training I've had :wink: ) and it was all fine.
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Re: cord ties...

Postby SharkiesMum » 26 Jan 2014, 16:43

Resurrecting an old thread...

I made my cord ties last night from embroidery thread (they look lovely). I know they don't have to be sterilised but I think it's more likely I can convince the midwives to let me use them if they are sterilised. My question is...if I boil embroidery thread will it lose it's colour? I think it might but not sure!
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Postby Mummyto1 » 26 Jan 2014, 17:33

Mine didn't lose their colour (and they were embroidery silks from memory). They were sort of duck egg blue/green though, I guess it could be noticeable with bright colours?
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Postby Where'stheMistletoe » 26 Jan 2014, 18:30

I used bright colours and boiled them and had no colour loss.
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