e.p.t.’s Keepsake Case: Gross and Great Idea?

e.p.t.’s Keepsake Case: Gross and Great Idea?

Mom Jeanine
July 7, 2010


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Yes, this is exactly what you think it is. According to a recent study, pee sticks are one of the top 3 pregnancy keepsake items. Huh?

Call me a germaphobe, but I threw my positive pregnancy test in the trash a few minutes after I got the results. I was excited to be having a baby, but I did not want the stick I just urinated on sitting on my dresser or in my jewelry box.

But apparently there are lots of moms who actually do keep their pregnancy tests. I get the sentimental value–it’s thrilling to find out you’re pregnant. And maybe if I had a cool keepsake bag like the one e.p.t. is coming out with I would have kept mine. But I didn’t and I’m still not sure I’d want to hold onto something I just peed on.

What about you? Did you keep your positive pregnancy test? Do you think e.p.t.’s new keepsake case is gross or a really good idea?

If you want the e.p.t. case, you’ll have to buy an e.p.t. pregnancy test and inside there will be instructions on where to mail in your proof of purchse to receive the case. Seems to be a pencil case serves the same purpose, though, so check out these pretty alternatives:

Rebecca Minkoff Pencil Case ($60)

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Kate Spade Pencil Case ($75)

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  • Kristine
    July 8, 2010

  • I think a Ziplock baggy would probably work just as well and cost much less!

    I did keep mine though. After 7 years of trying to get pregnant and way too many negative tests I definitely wanted to keep that one positive test. I knew it was the only one I’d ever see. And yes, I did take a picture and post it on my blog too!

  • Jo
    July 8, 2010

  • I did the same as Kristine. I tried for many years also, but even if I hadn’t I would’ve kept mine. I don’t think it’s gross, but I understand how it would be to others.

    I took a picture also, and I put it in my child’s baby book.

  • Sarah-Jean Ballard
    July 8, 2010

  • I kept mine in a ziplock bag and took pictures of them too. I don’t think it’s gross to keep them. It’s the first sign of the beginning of a whole new life!

  • Julie S
    July 8, 2010

  • I also kept mine. We tried for 4.5 years and it was amazing to see that PREGNANT on the test. Only thing is that it was a digital so it doesn’t have the words any longer. I did take photos and have those saved. I don’t think it is gross and I also put mine in a ziploc baggy.

  • Ayofemi
    July 8, 2010

  • Yep. He’s 11 now and I still have it. It took me 16 years to get him. That’s the age difference between him and and his sister.

  • Kidcessory Haven
    July 8, 2010

  • I think this is a wonderful idea! I wonder if I email them that I saved BOTH of my EPT tests they will send me the case anyway?? LOL!

    Lisa Verde
    Kidcessory Haven

  • Jonesie
    July 8, 2010

  • YES! I still have my 3!! I worked in a lab and saved them in a bio bag (which is the same as a ziplock). I’m a little germaphobic but I couldn’t not keep them. Sorry :-)

  • Tabitha (From Single to Married)
    July 8, 2010

  • I did keep mine – I felt better about it because I didn’t actually pee on it, just stuck it in a cup. Not that that’s better of course. :)

  • Lisa
    July 9, 2010

  • I kept mine, all three actually. I was 42 and had waited soooo long. And isn’t urine actually pretty sterile?

  • Jessica
    July 12, 2010

  • I think it would be fantastic if EPT would create a test where you could eject the part you just peed on, but save the result! :-) Would make for a much more sanitary keepsake.

  • Katie
    July 17, 2010

  • I have a question… what are you eventually going to do with your pee stick? Your kid isnt gonna want it as a momento of their birth and its not like you can stick it in a baby book… so… what do you do with it? Just keep it in your underwear drawer?

    I just took a picture… that way I could put it in my baby book.

  • Katie
    July 17, 2010

  • Lisa, urine is mostly sterile when it first comes out of your body… but almost immediately after, it starts to grown tons of bacteria because it is the perfect environment for it.