When my new born’s umbilical cord stump fell off, my mother in law kept it with her. I didn’t want to see this dried and shrivelled piece of skin, though it had nourished my baby for 9 months. But, it did make me wonder if there was something of my daughter that I could preserve. So, when my daughter’s milk tooth fell, I kept it in a tiny silver box as a keepsake, as something to cherish forever.
But, when I came across a picture of a baby tooth pendant on my Facebook wall, I knew that I had got a better solution.
I checked out the Facebook page of Mom’s Memoirs – Wear Her Care by Saakshi Mehra and found that they do breastmilk jewellery, baby’s first lock cuff links, milk tooth pendant, etc. I was fascinated with so many options of keepsake jewellery floating before me. Pity, I didn’t know Saakshi and her venture then, or I would have surely got a breastmilk ornament made from her. Also, I hadn’t kept a lock of my daughter’s first hair when she had her mundan done. But, tooth I had. And, so I got a tooth pendant made.
The entire process is easy and smooth, and Saakshi is a delight to deal with. I just pinged her that I wanted the tooth pendant. And, in two days, I got a kit whose contents included:
- A card with printed set of instructions
- A tiny ziplock sachet to carry the tooth
- A self-addressed envelop
I just did the needful and couriered the envelop with the tooth sachet.
Saakshi gave me a few options for pure silver charms that she would be adding along with the tooth pendant. I picked one, and that was it.
Within a week or 10 days, I again got a ping from her that my pendant was ready and she was sending it across.
And, as promised, I got her parcel. My daughter and I excitedly opened it up. There was a beautiful wooden box.
On one side of the box there was a picture of my daughter and I (I had completely forgotten that I had sent a picture of Aanya and I upon Saakshi’s request). It’s quite tastefully done.
There was a small card with instructions.
And a cloth bag.
And inside the bag, was the pendant. It was beautiful. I had tears in my eyes and Aanya was jumping with joy.
She couldn’t wait to wear it. Said, “Mama, it’s my tooth, I should get to wear it first.”
I loved it! If you want to preserve your breast milk or your baby’s hair or tooth, look no further. Mom’s Memoirs is the ideal place to go!
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