Casting Your Baby's Hands Video

Casts of your baby's hands and feet are great mementos for the future. We show you how to make them.
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Emma Howard: Now, have you ever notice just how fast your little baby grows up so much that before you know it they are bringing home their first boyfriend or girlfriend. This one is now having a boyfriend. Well today on the Baby Channel we have the perfect solution to capture all the cuteness of your little baby's first weeks, Little Impressions make wonderful three dimensional plastic cuffs of your little one's hands and feet providing a lasting and original memento of your child's baby days. So not wanting to miss out, why would I? Scarlet my 7 week old daughter here is going to have her hands and feet cast by Tony Franks and Fiona North who are the founders of Little Impressions. Welcome to both of you. Tony Franks: Thank you. Emma Howard: Now I am hoping to catch her in a good mood. So I feel we should do this as soon as possible. First of all what is the end result show us Tony, you have got some examples here. Tony Franks: Here is a six week old, much the same age as Scarlet and we take an impression in the clay and then we cast it in plaster and then we frame into traditional method in an oak frame, so this is the end result. Emma Howard: Absolutely beautiful and you have been doing it now for 19 years Fiona since you cast your son's feet. Fiona North: I have. Emma Howard: And everyone has been copying you so we have got the original team here. Fiona North: Let's hope that. Emma Howard: Now I wanted to talk to you more about what you do, but I feel that we should capture the moment while she is fairly quite, not that I have a difficult child and show me what do we would. So, if you come right next to me and I shall follow your instructions. So I get down on the ground, do I? Fiona North: You need to be. Emma Howard: And we are going to do her hands. Fiona North: I am going to do her hands; I am going to do her left hand followed by her right hand. Emma Howard: Okay, so you take one of her -- should I move her clothes up? Fiona North: Yes. Emma Howard: Poor baby with a dummy. Good girl and you are going to press her hands down, there you go little one. You are pressing each finger down. She is not sure whether she likes this. Oh! There you go and I will take her hand out. You don't want to know what to get out of that, it is not something unlike to you. There you go, come on; you are going to look at these for years to come. Yes, you are good little girl, good girl, good girl. The other hand. Fiona North: Yeah. Emma Howard: Oh, it is not fun, is it? You must feel quite nice for them, doesn't. I think she is hungry that's the problem. It is not that you are hurting her; it is actually very soft, doesn't it? Fiona North: It is very soft. Emma Howard: There we go. Fiona North: Fantastic, well done. Emma Howard: Oh sweetheart, we did catch you with a bad blow, that's great, you sit down. I think I am going to hand her to somebody. Hand it to Barbara, there you go. There we are, right. So usually that's why they cry, sometimes they don't cry. And tell me how long does this take then to come back as a finished art sitting next to you? Fiona North: Well it can take probably a couple of weeks; it takes about a week to dry so about a couple of weeks before you get the finished article. Emma Howard: And you they are really popular, aren't they? I mean you have doing lots of different kinds of babies. Fiona North: Yes, well I have been doing them constantly for 18 years so I have seen many babies. Emma Howard: And lots of celebrities babies. Everyone wants to know about the celebrity babies. Which celebrity babies have you done? Can you tell us? Fiona North: Well I don't know if I can. Emma Howard: But you have certainly being a business that has gone from tiny beginnings literally and now Tony has come as your business partner. What difference have you made to this company? Tony Franks: Well when I discovered Fiona, Fiona had sort of been doing it from home sort of part-time around the children for several years and I

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