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Did anyone save their baby's bellybutton?

I saved the bellybutton's of all three of my kids when they fell off, and I keep them in sealed envelopes in each baby book. I am usually given odd looks when I tell people this, but in my family it was just something that was always done- I don't know why. Does anyone know if there is there some kind of superstion surrounding this or perhaps some folklore?


Asked by IhartU at 9:10 PM on Oct. 5, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Nope the dog ate my sons, not sure what happened to my daughters.

    Answer by sk_tennyson at 11:10 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • dont know,but i have my babys saved in a clear small bag in her baby book my sister saved her babys too,but she lost her book.she also saved her boys circisum(penis ring) what ever u call it

    Answer by angelairelan at 9:12 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • Yes, with both babies.
    And the placentas too.

    Answer by doulala at 9:23 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • I said 'bellybutton' because if I would have asked 'did you save your babies umbilical cord' people might have thought I meant the WHOLE damn thing up to and including the placenta. By the way, I recently found a web site that will make TEDDY BEARS out of your child's placenta!

     stick out tongue mini 


    Answer by IhartU at 9:23 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • Um EW not for me lol

    Answer by salexander at 9:43 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • ick but yep. lol


    Answer by hypermamaz at 9:48 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • I did for a foster baby I had, and sent it to her family when she left. THEY may have thought it was weird, but I thought it was wonderful!

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 10:51 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • Ya, I saved them in little ziplocs.

    Answer by prettyrayray at 10:51 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • Yes, My Dad insisted on having my kids and my sisters kids belly button's when they fell off. Were American Indian, He keeps them in a special leather pouch for reasons only known to him.

    Answer by vbruno at 10:51 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • Yes, I have them in little ziplock baggies in the baby memory box for all three kids. I'm sure they will be super grossed out when they find out I have them, but I just couldn't throw them out!
    I'm also saving their baby teeth as they fall out, though I had them at the back of a drawer so that the kids don't wonder why the tooth fairy didn't fly off with them!

    Answer by Freela at 11:01 PM on Oct. 5, 2009