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Old 07-06-2008, 02:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I want to do DD's feet before she grows... does anyone have experience doing their own? Any tips you could possibly offer me? Thanks so much!!

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Old 07-06-2008, 03:07 AM
 
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There are so many ways you can do it, depending on how you want it done.

The cheap way, a black marker colored on her foot and then stamped onto a paper. Ink pad would work even better.

Then there is paint. The only prints that I have from my daughter that we lost are on a quilt that I made for my mom. I dipped my daughter's foot in fabric paint and then "walked" her across a patch of cloth. It really is so cute. And I wish I could now ask for it back.

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Easy as pie, I do it for all my homebirth clients. Washable stamp pad from craft store ( I carry blue and hot pink), nice art paper, baby wipes. Press baby feet to stamp pad one at a time to coat completely. Stamp two or three pieces of paper (will be a bit lighter each time). Baby wipe to remove ink from foot fast. I can do both feet in under three minutes. They don't like it much, because they don't like you holding feet that long usually.
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If you are ordering hb supplies anyway, inhishands sells a disposable inker for a couple of bucks. We got that and a couple of the 75 cent decorative birth certs - in case we made a mistake on the first! - and it worked out just great!

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Dh went to the office supply store on the morning of my first UC and picked up a black inkpad ... it was big enough for baby's foot so we dipped his feet - one at a time - onto pretty card stock that I purchased for just this thing ... and voila! Baby wipes got most of the ink off while baby was still sleeping and the rest I got off later when he woke up. Easy breezy!
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