Umbilical Cord Ties

Our Price:  £8.00

Brand:  Knots & Dots

These beautiful umbilical cord ties are made especially for us by Knots and Dots.  Each one is made of 100% cotton and is hand made in Somerset by Emmaly who also makes our bespoke Wool Nappy Covers. 

What is included?
One cord tie individually packaged
One matching cord as a bracelet for Mum.

What is a cord tie?
Cord ties are an alternative to the "modern traditional" plastic umbilical cord clamps usually used after childbirth.

So why should use consider using a cord tie?
Cord ties are  more comfortable for baby as they are soft and lightweight.  They are easier to move, don't get caught in baby's clothing and don't pull or strain at the cord stump.  They also look beautiful and unique just like your baby.  The cord area tends to dry up faster and you get less of that rotting smell as the cord dries up.  The cord often falls off quicker around 3-5 days.  Is it more comfortable for Mum, Dad and Baby during skin to skin time and feeding time as no hard plastic clip to rub or push on you.

The fabric of the umbilical cord tie is just like the fabric of baby's nappy or clothing. It should be clean but does not need to be sterile because the cord tie does not come into contact with baby's bloodstream or any open wound. If you do wish to steralise it boil the cord tie for a couple of minutes, lift out and place in a ziplock bag and keep in the freezer until the day of your baby's birth.

Design Options
We sell a variety of different designs with charms such as a duck or bunny or how about one for the animal for the Chinese year.  We offer designs for the Christmas baby or how about a rainbow for your precious "rainbow baby." 

"Request your Own" Option
If you can't see any that you want then choose our "request your own" option.   When you get to checkout ( below where you enter your delivery address) there is a comment box. Just tell us what charm you'd like like and which colours and they lovely Emmaly will get making it for you - she likes a challenge she said!   Request your own includes one cord string, one charm of your choice plus the matching cord bracelet for Mum. 
If you have a more detailed request (such as a charm at each end) please let us know and we'll do our best to get it sorted for you with a little supplement for the extra charm. Lead time is 5-7 days on bespoke Cord Ties.


UK Delivery from £2.50 or Free options over £40

We have lots of delivery options for you to choose from. You'll be given the opportunity at checkout to choose your delivery method or option. The site will automatically choose the  tracked option for you initially as this tracks and insures your delivery. Sometimes when we come to pack an order, if it's unusually heavy, bulky or valuable, we reserve the right to upgrade your delivery method free of charge to another that's more secure. For example, we may upgrade your order from first class delivery to courier.

Average Rating (6 Reviews):  
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Beautiful rainbow cord tie
Monday, 6 July 2020  | 

This cord tie arrived swiftly, and it's a beauty!
With our first born on the way, we've been regular browsers on The Nappy Lady, and saw this cord tie as something we'd give a go. It's well made, you can tell it was made by someone who cares, and looks perfect for us.

We can barely wait to use it!

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Friday, 12 April 2019  | 

Lovely product, quick delivery - only reason not 5 stars is the seahorse came in a different colour to the image shown and we didnít get an option to choose. I would have preferred the turquoise but the red one we got was equally as cute so donít mind too much! Thank you would deffo recommend x

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So much nicer than a plastic clamp
Friday, 1 February 2019  | 

Gorgeous cord tie, so much cuter and more comfortable for my baby than a plastic clamp. Stayed nice and secure and looked so pretty! She got lots of complements from the Midwives when she was seen about how pretty it looked.

Excellent quality would recommend

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Excellent product
Wednesday, 1 August 2018  | 

Bought 2 ties on the advice from my community midwife after expressing my disinterest in the plastic clamp. They arrived through the post quickly and look so cute on my Son. Have received compliments from friends and family and they will make a lovely little keep sake

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Cord tie
Monday, 11 June 2018  | 

So pleased with this. It is beautifully made and not only looks good but does a good job. A lovely little keepsake when the cord falls off.

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Bunny cord tie
Thursday, 31 August 2017  | 

I loved this idea and that it was personal to me, with a tie for baby and a braclet for me. It healed in 9 days and although the hospital staff were not aware of them they cut the cord long so we could use it. Design was great. Thanks for introducing us to this as it was a welcome alternative to a hard cold piece of plastic.

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