Parents, have you ever looked at your baby and thought “I wish I could preserve this time forever”? Well, there is a way to remind yourself every day of those precious few months of your new baby’s life.
You can get a casting made of your baby’s feet. That way, years down the road, when the child is driving you crazy, you can gaze at the cast of him/her’s tiny feet and be reminded that that child is your baby.
Another reason to get a cast made of your baby’s feet is to give it as a gift to the proud grandparents, which would be especially touching if they’re first time grandparents.
Convinced that getting a baby feet casting is the way to go? Or too worried that it will be hard and time consuming?
Here’s some more information.
There are two ways to go about getting your cast. If you’re a real do-it-yourselfer than more power to you.
The first step is finding a provider. You can most likely find a kit at your local craft store or you can buy one on-line. The main thing you need to look for is the amount of impression powder and casting powder the kit provides. For first timers making the actual cast can be pretty tricky and you want to make sure the kit provides enough materials for several trials. The moulding mix is completely safe for your baby’s skin so there’s no need to worry about that.
The basic casting kit can run around nine dollars and it can go up from there depending if you want anything special like a base to display the casts, any special finishes like bronze or silver, or if you want 2-D or 3-D casts. Another aspect of this to consider is your baby’s age. Many kits and reviewers recommend that you get your baby’s feet cast at the age between zero and eighteen months.
It’s the same if you get it done professionaly. The advantage of hiring a professional to cast your baby’s feet is obviously the wealth of experience that the professional has in this area. Then you have to find a location. The up side is that sometimes the professionals will come to your home.
The down side, of course, is the cost. Some professionals can cost a few hundred pounds. It all depends on what you want to have done.