Button instruction navel lace

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An umbilical cord is a crocheted cord of 100% organic cotton that is used to tie the umbilical cord when it is cut. This is a natural alternative to a belly button clamp.

The umbilical cord has a length of 30 cm so that there is enough space to tie easily.

You can cut what you have left and tie a knot at the end. So that no long string remains with the baby, but a comfortable button.

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  • 30 cm buying space
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It is recommended to keep the umbilical cord in the freezer. This keeps the umbilical cord sterile. 

How do you tie the umbilical cord?

The umbilical cord is tied with a surgical knot. Every midwife and nurse in the hospital can tie this knot.

knot instruction

First of all, it is always important that you let the umbilical cord beat out for as long as possible. The longer, the better the start for your child.

What are you going to do? You make 2 surgical knots to close the umbilical cord.

Make it comfortable: take your time, the longer the umbilical cord is attached to your child, the better. 

Button part 1 :

  1. Wrap the umbilical cord around the umbilical cord

  2. You get the ends of the lace together twice instead of once like at the beginning of your shoelace or square knot. This secures the knot and prevents it from sliding.

  3. Tie the knot with policy tight .

  4. On top of the surgical knot, tie another flat simple knot to fix it. Tighten the knot with care.

Button part 2 :

  1. Bring the lace ends to the bottom of the umbilical cord

  2. Make a surgical knot here with the overhand knot on top. Tighten the knot with care.

  3. Trim the end of the umbilical cord comfortable length and tie off the end.

  4. Now the umbilical cord can be cut between the umbilical cord and placenta.

Knot instruction navel lace


Natural alternative to a belly button clamp 

The umbilical cord is also sometimes called a umbilical cord. This is actually exactly the same. Navel laces are increasingly being used as an alternative to a navel clamp. It is a comfortable alternative. You can choose what you want. It is advisable to discuss your wishes with your obstetrician, so that she is aware of this. 

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