Disclaimer: This is post is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry, CBR® but the content and opinions expressed are my own.
Welcoming a baby into the family, whether it’s your first or your fifth, always brings a unique combination of anticipation, excitement, nervousness and a million unknowns. After having my 3rd baby in 5 years, I’ve been able to think about a couple of gifts that you probably don’t have on your registry but should… here are a couple off-the-beaten-path registry items you should consider to ease your mind as a mom-to-be:
Cord Blood Banking
Cord blood and cord tissue banking through Cord Blood Registry (CBR) is a way to invest in your family’s future health by preserving blood and tissue from your baby’s umbilical cord at birth. But why would you want to do that? Cord blood and cord tissue contain rich sources of powerful stem cells. Cord blood is currently used in transplant medicine; there’s also potential future uses of cord blood and cord tissue stem cells in regenerative medicine. Preserving these precious cells now, could provide more opportunity in the future.
CBR is working to advance stem cell research by partnering with reputable research institutions on FDA-regulated clinical trials. They help to fund clinical trials to investigate the potential for newborn stem cells to treat conditions that currently have no cure, which is pretty incredible. They also have a gift registry option and affordable payment plan options – take a peek here.
Getting Setup with CBR is easy:
- Enroll with CBR online at cordblood.com/enroll or call 1-888-240-1996
- CBR ships you a collection kit
- Bring your kit to the hospital
- Call the medical courier after your baby is born and the cord blood has been collected by your healthcare professional
- Relax. CBR handles the rest and will notify you when the stem cells have been received!
Learn more here.
The gift of time away – to relax and recharge – is a luxury that any mom would love to have. While a lot of new moms aren’t ready to leave their babies for long stretches right away, it’s so beneficial to sometimes just take an hour or two away to get out of the house.
A Cleaning Lady
Spending time on the couch with a brand new baby > anything else, especially chores. It would be SUCH a gift for any new mom to have a cleaning lady come to keep the house in order.
Meal Delivery or Prep
See point above: you need a break from everyday duties with a newborn around. Not having to prep or cook dinner would be an AMAZING gift for any mom. A meal delivery service or delivering prepped freezer meals would be a present that would keep giving!