Frequently Asked Questions
How is it done?
Moulds are created using impression powder (alginate), a seaweed based material which is hypo-allergenic for most skin types and safe to use on even the most delicate skin. This product is widely used in the Dental Industry. It allows the moulds to be taken rapidly, giving very detailed casts. The impression powder only takes a couple of minutes to set. The mould is taken away to prepare the 3D life cast which is created using plaster. After a finishing process it is then painted and mounted as requested by you.
How long does it take?
I like to allow an hour for the casting session, however sessions can be completed in a shorter period of time.
What age does my baby need to be?
Life casting can be done at any age, but the older they get the more they tend to wriggle!
Can I have hands and feet cast?
Due to the nature of lifecasting, hands cannot be guaranteed, therefore my basic casting session includes 2 feet, and hands are charged at an additional cost. This cost is refundable should the hand casting be unsuccessful.
What should my child wear?
Sleeves and trousers that can easily be rolled up are helpful and I always make sure parents clothing are well protected. Generally speaking, it is relatively mess free.
When will the casts be ready?
The drying of the casts is a process which cannot be rushed. The finished casts will usually be ready for collection/delivery within 4 weeks.