Umbilical Cord Tie
These ties are gaining a lot pf popularity amongst parent with whom do not wish to use the plastic clips. They can be used as a gentle alternative or addition to the usual plastic clamp. Please discuss its use with your midwife or hospital staff.
Crocheted from light-weight organic cotton yarn measuring 25cm in length plus embellishment.
HOW TO USE: (it is strongly suggested to use with the assistance of a midwife or nurse)
- It is very important to wait for umbilical cord to stop pulsating, is flat and white.
- Loop the end of the tie around baby's cord two times very tightly.
- Create a double knot to ensure it is in place.
- Ensure tie stays dry. If this happens, try your best to carefully dry the tie with warm air.
NOTE: We strongly suggest sterilizing to the cord by placing it in boiling water. Then place into a plastic baggie or breastmilk bag and place into freezer until birth.
All stated above are for guidance and do not replace professional medical advice. Postpartum Plated excludes all liability.
The WHO’s Recommendations on Umbilical Cord Clamping
“Many kinds of clamps and ties have been used in institutions to tie the cord and prevent bleeding from the stump. No study has investigated which method is best. Plastic cord clamps effectively close all vessels in the umbilical cord and are easy to use. . . The advantages and disadvantages of simple string ties or tapes have not been evaluated. There are no reservations about their use and they are widely available.”