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    Default Asking for Money instead of presents for baby shower

    Hi,

    I know it seems rude to ask for money for a baby shower however I have everything I need and want for baby, BUT I want to store my babies cord blood (which costs around $4000) So I would rather money to go towards that instead of people buying stuff for me that I already have. does anyone have any poems or ideas how my sister could add that into the invitations? for money (if they prefer) instead of a gift as its for a good cause for baby?

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    So what you are saying is, "Hey, we don't appreciate the time and money you will spend on a personal gift, so please come with cash and cash only."

    There is no polite way to say this.

    Consider yourself lucky to be getting gifts, which can easily be returned for money or store credits, which seems to be all you really want.

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    I would say in the invites...

    we dont require any presents,
    If you would like to help, you can always donate towards our babies cord blood storage.

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    She is saying she would rather people help them store the precious gift of cord blood banking. I did this with my baby bonus money .... Money well spent if you ask me.

    Google baby shower wishing well and some come up ... this one was one of the first I came across... maybe you could change the wording to include something along the lines of Nappies, bottles, clothes galore, but cord blood banking is important to us, if you could pitch in to help with this...... ok so i don't rhyme... lol but you get what i mean .

    Diapers, bottles, clothes galore,
    we have some but still need more.
    If you could pitch-in to help with these,
    The parents-to-be would sure be pleased.
    With your donation, your name please don't tell,
    it's just a little contribution to our wishing well.

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    I would say something along the lines of "there is no obligation to bring a gift however if you would like to, you can help us by contributing to our baby's cord blood fund" or something.

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    Personally, I think its rude. Thats just me though.

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    Wow I didnt know people still did this did you know that your baby will miss out on vital nutrients and iron stores from early cord clamping? not to mention being deprived of 1/3 of their blood supply, blood that is used by their bodies while there organs adjust to a new circulatory system.

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    I know nothing of cord storage, but I think wishing wells etc are a fantastic idea.

    The recipient gets what they want, the giver doesn't have to think too hard, and best of all, it discourages waste which is good for the environment. Everybody wins.

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    I had a wishing cot that people gave me money towards my pram and other baby things I needed....

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    I didnt see a part of the OP that said..

    please give me your opinions on cord blood storage and what I am doing.

    Just ideas on HOW to do it nicely.

    Welcome to bubhub Meliecinta.
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