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NOW CLOSED: Have you had a baby in the last 3 years? Please complete a short survey about cord care for Huggies® - you could win a £250 JL voucher

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 15-Jul-11 09:30:56

We have been asked by Huggies® to find out your views on and experiences with your newborn baby's umbilical cord.

Huggies® has launched a new feature on its Newborn size one nappies which will help parents to care for their little one's umbilical cord. Midwifery expert Nikki Khan says: "Cord care is often a surprise to new mums and something they perhaps had not considered until the arrival of their baby. Huggies® has launched a great innovation - it is such a simple change but will make a huge difference for new mums."

Huggies® would like to how know you coped with the cord, what advice you were given on caring for it, and any issues which arose.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. It is open to all Mumsnetters in the UK who have had a baby in the last three years.

Everyone who takes part will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £250 John Lewis voucher.

If you have had more than one baby, please think about your most recent baby when completing the survey, as Huggies® want to hear about your most recent experiences.

Thanks and good luck.


FuzzpigFourFiveSix Fri 15-Jul-11 09:45:18

Done smile

DS was a massive baby and the MW was very excited about the cord/placenta. It was 'exemplary' apparently hmm she said it was a shame no students were around to see it.


aStarInStrangeways Fri 15-Jul-11 10:23:35

Also done. I neeeeeeed that JL voucher grin

The question about 'were you surprised how fragile it seemed' made me laugh somewhat. I was more surprised at how tough and gnarly it looked, like a piece of electrical flex.

<also irrelevant>

Arf Fuzzpig, that's one for his CV! grin

HereLiesDobbyAFreeElf Fri 15-Jul-11 10:53:54

Done smile


posterofagirl Fri 15-Jul-11 11:39:30

Done smile

Tee2072 Fri 15-Jul-11 11:49:14

Well, I filled it out but not sure it counts as my son's cord was cut off by SCBU staff so they could put a line in his belly button. Which I said in the survey.

Feel free to disqualify me....although I could really use the vouchers. grin

TyMinisterForMagic Fri 15-Jul-11 11:55:54

Done, can I have the vouchers now? grin

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 15-Jul-11 12:21:49

Tee2072 - that's fine and partly why we left an open box as well. All experiences count smile

done smile

Tee2072 Fri 15-Jul-11 12:30:11

Oh good Ann. Then I'll win, right? wink

sybilfaulty Fri 15-Jul-11 12:40:14


LilRedWG Fri 15-Jul-11 12:55:14


I think I did it, went to homepage after so not sure

Done the survey, tbh cord care was so not an issue, it was cut, dried, fell off, took a couple of days, job done.

Is the innovation that the nappy will have a cut out bit on the newborn size?? Huggies or pampers used to have that in the past and I always thought it was a good idea and wondered why they stopped doing it.

doughnutty Fri 15-Jul-11 13:51:00

Done. Please let me win - fridge is on it's last legs!!!

I left Q6 blank cos it didn't apply to me. We didn't cut the cord and therefore didn't have a clamp wink

thestringpeople Fri 15-Jul-11 14:00:08

Have completed the survey.

Is a specific product really required?

We were told to leave the cord alone until the clamp was removed and then we just cleaned it as part of the normal washing routine. I never really gave it a thought. I didn't feel that a specific product was needed with either of my babies.

Meglet Fri 15-Jul-11 14:31:27


EvianBaby Fri 15-Jul-11 14:33:31

Done - fingers crossed...

NerfHerder Fri 15-Jul-11 14:41:17

Why do they want to know if you kept the clamp? confused
There are no questions about how you felt about the cord (i.e. squeamishness)

VelvetSnow Fri 15-Jul-11 14:50:23


Bellethebelltent Fri 15-Jul-11 14:50:24

Done! Would love to win and buy new white underwear for me and cake in their lovely cafe!

StrandedBear Fri 15-Jul-11 15:40:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

grinningbee Fri 15-Jul-11 15:58:55

Done smile

supadupapupascupa Fri 15-Jul-11 16:08:37

Done! and really squeezing fingers crossed for a win.

OneOf8 Fri 15-Jul-11 16:32:59

And done grin)

Thinking back to his first week, makes me realise how I coped rather than enjoyed grin(

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Fri 15-Jul-11 16:54:51


Tonksforthememories Fri 15-Jul-11 17:32:12

Done, but thinking about it had no advice for any of my DCs other than 'Keep it dry'!

BitsyVonMuffling Fri 15-Jul-11 19:24:31

Done smile I'm surprised to see the question about keeping the clamp. I thought I was the only freak one who did this

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 15-Jul-11 19:37:06

BitsyVonMuffling - you're definitely not the only one!


fingers are crossed for a win - never won yet!

debka Fri 15-Jul-11 20:38:45

bitsy I kept it too then realised how utterly gross it was and threw it away. Was a bit sad though!

NinthWave Fri 15-Jul-11 20:39:49


asuwere Fri 15-Jul-11 21:00:22

Done but I don't understand Q6 - I remember the clamp being cut off by MW for all 3 DC; it definitely never fell off...

1973magpie Fri 15-Jul-11 21:02:47

Done, and fingers crossed - still smarting about the Samsung fridge freezer... blush

slp123 Fri 15-Jul-11 21:05:52


smokinaces Fri 15-Jul-11 21:10:00

Done. The nappies seem a good idea if they do have a good cut out bit - I had to fold them with both DSs for over a month as their cords took forever to come off!!

poorbuthappy Fri 15-Jul-11 21:10:58

Done, but my thoughts on this are really, hey another gimmick for new parents!
Bet I've just got myself thrown out of the draw!

shuckleberryfinn Fri 15-Jul-11 21:23:31

hee, Poorbuthappy I hate disposible nappies and their vendors with an illogically strong feeling, never used em. See if that chucks me out ;)

marketing gimmick surely
I'm still going to fill it in though

AngelDog Fri 15-Jul-11 22:44:32

Done. Agree it's just a marketing gimmick but worth doing the survey!

IDrinkFromTheirSkulls Fri 15-Jul-11 22:55:14

Done grin

WhatWouldLeoDo Fri 15-Jul-11 22:56:05

Darn it, my email address is wrong in the form (pesky auto-correct).

Done smile

IsSamNormansDad Fri 15-Jul-11 23:19:17

done smile

done smile

Done smile

mummy2maisie Sat 16-Jul-11 08:13:22

Done grin

spout Sat 16-Jul-11 08:22:06

I'm not sure if DH's urge to mount the stump on a shield and hang it over the mantelpiece counts as a 'tradition' but I thought Huggies should be aware of it grin

NB this idea was firmly vetoed. The massive weirdo.

crikeybadger Sat 16-Jul-11 12:51:56

done. Although I thought they'd asked if we'd kept the cord rather than the clamp. Bleuurrgggh!

happymole Sat 16-Jul-11 12:55:21


notcitrus Sat 16-Jul-11 14:23:10

Done. Nappies on ds didn't reach the stump as he was so long, so not an issue.

I was wondering what other people were told as I was just told to leave it alone until it fell off, and it did around day 3 by which time I hadn't yet done a 'normal bathtime'.

theborrower Sat 16-Jul-11 19:40:31


Verso Sun 17-Jul-11 06:17:06


FriggFRIGG Sun 17-Jul-11 13:04:09

if i beg on here,am i more likely to win?
if so....

<gets down on knees>
< pleeeeeeeese!!! >

BellsaRinging Sun 17-Jul-11 15:52:48


southmum Sun 17-Jul-11 16:40:19


I filled in the survey just to point out that I used washable nappies which were cleverly designed to go around the cord. Doubt I'll be in line for the prize now, but it was fun anyway!

moodymary Sun 17-Jul-11 20:54:05


januaryjojo Sun 17-Jul-11 20:54:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hoops997 Sun 17-Jul-11 21:02:40

done, hope I win grin

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-Jul-11 19:07:34

Thanks everyone - the winner of the £250 John Lewis voucher is chickenlickin - well done!

VelvetSnow Mon 18-Jul-11 19:13:33

Well done chickenlickin envy

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