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#1 of 11 Old 06-24-2005, 10:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all- I had an idea this week to stamp the baby's foot/handprints soon after birth. Having had 2 hospital births where they do that for you, I wonder what kind of stamp pad to get? Do I use a regular scrapbooking stamp pad? I don't want something that will be hard to wash off though! I know that I will get some nice, heavy archival paper.

So has anyone done this? What did you use? Thanks!!

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Regular scrapbooking stamp pads are GREAT - in fact, they're better than the "typical" baby footprinters! They come off easy with wipes.
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My midwife used a product called "kleen-print disposiable footprinter No. 3100".
It is a card with 2 footprint-sized plastic windows-ink on one side. You place the baby's foot on the side that has no ink and press down on paper. It leaves the imprint on the paper. It came from a company called Precision dynamics Corp.
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I forgot to mention that the "kleen-print" leaves the baby's foot clean without any ink to clean off-if the name doesn't make that clear.
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We carry the Kleen Print Footprinters and they are GREAT!! No ink comes in contact with the baby's skin at all. We also carry some very pretty keepsake birth certificates.

If you have any questions let me know.

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we're getting this when we order our birth kit. we had a hospital birth for k and had footprints and a "birth certificate" and figured this baby deserved one as well!
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Oooo... I was thinking about this the other day. I think I might get the kit the pp mentioned w/ the "birth certificate" and foot print thing. Hmmm....

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Hey Krista

I think we got an imprinter in our birth kit that came from http://www.inhishands.com. It worked ok...enough to get the job done.
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I have to say that one thing the rubber stamping pads have over the baby footprinters is that they're colored! so pretty! I usually do a birth certificate on my computer (no blanks to fill in) and do the baby's footprints in silver! It's really nice. Creating your own birth certificate is wonderful, too - you can add the names of siblings or phrases like "born gently in the water" or "born into his mama's hands", etc. With all the gorgeous paper that is out there with scrapbooking, the possibilities are endless.
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Thanks for the replies!

Heather- yeah, I saw the foot imprinter last night in my IHH catalog...but I've already got all my birth supplies so I don't really want to order such a small thing and pay shipping. The same with the other websites shared- but that is cool that those are available!

Pamamidwife- that is a great idea to design your own BC on the computer- I think we'll make a trip to the scrapbook store and get some supplies to do that.

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If you end up using a stamp ink pad, get one that takes longer to dry. They're usually known as the embossing pads. Some ink pads will stain for a while but these stay wet long enough for you to use them & wipe them off without leaving anything behind.

Pam, what you do sounds beautiful! I love the idea of doing the baby's prints in silver....so unique!

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