An ID tag, card and navel clamp used for Ben Carter who was born in Mayday Hospital, West Croydon in January 1993. The baby tag was attached to Ben's foot to identify him, in case he became mixed up on the ward. The birth card records Ben's date of birth, weight - 8lb 7oz - and the size of his head - 36cm circumference. The navel clamp was put on Ben's umbilical cord after it was cut, detaching it from the placenta. In 1990, 98% of Croydon babies were born in hospital, most of them in Mayday.
metal; plastic; cardboard
Museum of Croydon | Area 6 | Kiosk 2
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service