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Belly button necklace

Looking for an extra unique baby keepsake? Why not turn your baby’s belly button nugget into a gold necklace? Sara Larson, a Refinery29 contributor, wears a gold cast of daughter Ihlen’s belly button (a gift from her husband) and wrote about it for the site.
[Photo: Refinery29]

Breast milk, umbilical cords and more: Parents are choosing some unusual birth keepsakes

From your baby’s first pair of booties to the hospital nametag from when they were born, parents love a newborn keepsake.

But it seems new mums and dads are growing tired of run of the mill baby mementos. Instead, they’re looking to hold onto something that little bit more personal.

From baby belly button necklaces to breast milk rings, placenta filled lockets to umbilical cord chokers, parents are finding a whole plethora of creative ways to preserve their baby’s precious body parts.

Scroll through our slideshow to see some of the more unique ways new parents are celebrating their children’s birth

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