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To think this is just a tiny bit creepy

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Soubriquet Tue 20-Dec-16 09:04:13

Don't get me wrong, I've still got the umbilical cord from dd (my first born) blush ds's went straight in the bin

But a box for every single tooth your child loses, the umbilical cord and the lanugo?!

That's a bit creepy isn't it?

I would be hmm if my mum gave me that

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ProudBadMum Tue 20-Dec-16 09:07:13

It's super weird. Only serial killers keep body bits...

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Tue 20-Dec-16 09:08:18

What's 'lanugo'?

duskonthelawn Tue 20-Dec-16 09:08:27

Slightly unrelated, but MIL found her DCs first teeth in the attic a few months ago, in a box with other various baby bits.
The teeth were sellotaped to bits of paper. One was still bloody 😷

Costacoffeeplease Tue 20-Dec-16 09:09:39

Hideous

duskonthelawn Tue 20-Dec-16 09:09:39

Just realised that "baby bits" could be massively misconstrued in this context. I meant things like birth certificates etc blush

Soubriquet Tue 20-Dec-16 09:10:07

Apparently it's the fine hair the baby is born with.

Dd had very hairy ears when she was born grin

Bobkinyoyo Tue 20-Dec-16 09:10:19

My mum kept all our baby teeth, she's not a serial killer - she's lovely smile

DonaldStott Tue 20-Dec-16 09:11:25

Urgh, just googled lanugo. Very strange. Also keeping your first babies umbilical cord is vom. Was your second baby not as important as your first grin

OhTheRoses Tue 20-Dec-16 09:13:29

Well I don't understand the cord or the lanugo but I did keep their baby teeth in little tiny boxes. Found them in my dressing table drawer when we moved after 20+ years. And obviously threw them away, wondering why I'd kept them.

Soubriquet Tue 20-Dec-16 09:13:48

Funnily enough, I bonded better with my second born then I did my first born...but ds's fell in his pooey nappy so I binned it.

I will bin Dd's too...I'm more mature sensible now. Just haven't got round to it

NovemberInDailyFailLand Tue 20-Dec-16 09:14:45

I've never seen lanugo on any of my babies. And the cord stump would stink...

Horrible idea with a horrible design.

cherrycrumblecustard Tue 20-Dec-16 09:14:47

My dad kept our baby teeth.

MinesAGin Tue 20-Dec-16 09:15:56

I have my daughter's baby teeth in a box and have no idea why! I think it would freak her out if I showed her. And then I'd have to explain to my son why I didn't keep his...

Birdsgottafly Tue 20-Dec-16 09:17:08

I kept my eldest teeth, but she made me bin them.

My younger two never found all of theirs after losing them, so I wouldn't have had a complete set.

I think, if when asked by my eldest, what I'd kept them for, I hadn't of replied "to do Voodoo on you when your a teen", she mightn't of freaked out and made me throw them away, right there and then.

LegoCaltrops Tue 20-Dec-16 09:17:43

My mum kept all my baby teeth, it never occurred to me that it was weird (until I had my DD & thought about it from my own POV). And the lanugo - DD never really lost hers. Certainly not all at once - she was born witha full head of hair & maintained a reasonable head of hair all the way through babyhood. I thought that was normal, do most babies lose it then?

As the for umbilical cord - didn't it smell?

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Tue 20-Dec-16 09:19:16

It's all very well having a little hole for each and every tooth, but what about the one that gets swallowed by accident? Do you have to retrieve it?

Soubriquet Tue 20-Dec-16 09:22:24

I think, if when asked by my eldest, what I'd kept them for, I hadn't of replied "to do Voodoo on you when your a teen", she mightn't of freaked out and made me throw them away, right there and then

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QuimReaper Tue 20-Dec-16 09:26:04

Super creepy. I've never understood the parental compulsion to keep the bits that drop off your kids as they grow.

DoggyMadMum Tue 20-Dec-16 09:26:37

The thought of keeping bits of umbilical cord for decades just made me get that sick taste in my mouth. Who would you show it to? When would you want to look at it again?!!

TheWoodlander Tue 20-Dec-16 09:26:55

How on earth do you keep your baby's lanugo??

Squashberry Tue 20-Dec-16 09:26:55

I have all of DDs teeth in the envelopes addressed to the toothfairy smile. Couldn't imagine throwing them away ever, but I guess they'll just be sat in a memory box.

SoupDragon Tue 20-Dec-16 09:29:47

Whilst I agree that it is creepy, what bothered me the most is that the incisors are on the side of the wooden head and not the front. It's just plain wrong. Obviously the other set of incisors (the top ones in my mind) would end up at the back but that seems more fitting.

But yes, it's creepy. I throw all of my DCs teeth away immediately!

Soubriquet Tue 20-Dec-16 09:30:43

How on earth do you keep your baby's lanugo

No idea. Shave it?!

Dd's on her ears just dissapeared one day

SoupDragon Tue 20-Dec-16 09:31:38

I have all of DDs teeth in the envelopes addressed to the toothfairy smile. Couldn't imagine throwing them away ever

But why? I mean I do get it. I think I did keep PFB DS1's teeth for a while but then thought "WTF am I doing??" It may have helped that my mother gave me the ones she'd kept of mine that tipped me over back over the edge into sanity.

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