My Belly Cast!!!http://philhyde.smugmug.com/gallery/...39023134_nAeJh
There is no reason on earth to buy a kit for the belly cast. I bought gypsum strips from a medical supply store - I got 3 rolls of it, and we got tired of distracting the kids from making a huge mess, so we just stopped at 2 1/2. I'd recommend 3-4 for an average mama, or if you want more coverage of shoulders or something.
We covered the floor with an old sheet and then a plastic paint tarp.
We used a plastic bin for dipping the strips into.
I covered myself with olive oil (worked perfectly).
DH wore latex gloves, and I did some smoothing out with bare hands.
It took 45 minutes start to finish.
I used this site primarily for advice - pay specific attention to the instructions for the nipples & belly button!http://pregnancyandbaby.com/pregnanc...y-cast-467.htm
Today, I got a henna tattoo - I'll get some more pictures of it tomorrow, as it darkens. Right now, it's orange, the goopy part dried up and brushed off, leaving just a faint pigment.