This post is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry ® (CBR ®), but the opinions expressed here are my own.
Whether you are a new or expecting mom, grandparent, family friend, or aunt/uncle we all want the best for the babies in our lives.
Sometimes it’s hard thinking of the perfect gift to give. After all, there are a lot of things that go into taking care of a new baby.
A lot of times we get so caught up in thinking about the material things we can buy as gifts that we forget about gifts that protect the future of our new little ones.
The Best Baby Gifts for Protecting Their Future
This is Cole, our beautiful happy little boy who is 3 months old!
After having him I started thinking a lot about the things we could do for him to protect his future. This is my third baby and as I get older I’ve been more concerned with preparing for the long term well being of our kids.
Here are some great gift ideas that will protect baby’s future.
College Savings Account
It’s never too early to start saving for the future of your children.
Start by setting up a savings account as a gift for their future. Decide on an amount you can afford to deposit each month and watch it grow!
Cord Blood Banking
One option I love that could potentially help your family’s future health is cord blood banking through Cord Blood Registry (CBR).
Your baby’s umbilical cord is made of tissue and contains blood, both of which are rich sources of stem cells that are unique and powerful. Cord blood stem cells have been used for 30 years in the treatment of over 80 serious diseases, such as certain blood cancers, immune and metabolic disorders, and hematologic conditions. Research is underway for the use of cord blood in conditions that have no cure today, like autism, hearing loss, and cerebral palsy.
CBR believes every family should have the opportunity to preserve their newborn’s stem cells. That’s why they offer affordable payment options that can fit almost every family’s budget. They also offer a Gift Registry where friends and family can contribute towards the cost of banking.
They also have their Newborn Possibilities Program ® which assists families with a qualifying medical need by covering all costs for preserving their child’s newborn stem cells and storing them for 5 years. When you choose to bank with CBR, every family has access to their team of Certified Genetic Counselors, who can discuss your family’s medical history as it relates to newborn stem cells, and educate you on your options to preserve them for your family’s future. They also invest in the future of stem cell science with their Family Health Registry, which aims to better understand the conditions most common to CBR families and helps connect them to relevant research. CBR really is a resource for new parents in so many ways with extra perks being their social community and their blog with helpful posts on everything from pregnancy nutrition, to a hospital go-bag list, to parenting tips.
Interested in learning more? CLICK HERE and get a code for $200 OFF initial fees when you fill out your information.
If you’re ready to enroll, follow these steps:
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 on your big day
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 kit has been received
Start making memory books with photos and keepsakes from birth and beyond for your child to have when they’re older.
This is an easy gift to give that will protect their memories for them for the rest of their lives.
I love taking photos of my little guy wherever we go. Seeing the expressions on his face as he grows!
Setting Up a Will
Although it’s unlikely that anything will ever happen to you while your child is young, it’s still important to plan for the worst.
Setting up a living will is such a great gift to give your newborn. Even though they may not know anything about it. In the unfortunate event that anything were to happen to mom and dad they would be taken care of.
Set aside some time to talk over with your spouse and a trusted professional about what you would like to include for your child within your will.
How do you plan on preparing for your baby’s future? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!