Umbilical Cord Ties

Our Price:  £7.50

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

  • Orders up to and including 29.99 - 1.99 Second Class or you can upgrade to a quicker delivery option
  • Orders 30.00 to 99.99 - FREE Second Class or you can upgrade to a quicker delivery option
  • Orders 100.00 to 149.99 - Free First Class or you can upgrade to Recorded Delivery or Next Day Courier
  • Orders 150.00 and over - Free First Class Recorded or you can upgrade to our Courier Service
  • Orders 180.00 and over - Free Next Working Day Courier
    • Limited Editions are excluded from our free shipping. We charge extra for limited editions as these are all sent courier due to their value.

      Overseas Delivery

      We also ship worldwide. The cost of international shipping is based on the total weight of your order. The site will automatically calculate the fee based on the items in your basket. If you add or remove items the shipping cost will alter. At the checkout stage you'll be given options of 'International Signed For' and, for some countries, the quicker and fully trackable 'Airsure' service.

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Average Rating (4 Reviews):  
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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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