Please feel free to call or email me with any questions or bookings.
Queensway, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8FG
How long does it take?
I would usually say anything from 10 minutes to an hour. There’s no rush, I’m very happy for people to change babies, feed babies or just enjoy a hot cup of tea here! Same applies to couples, families and dogs. A rare occurrence, but if I need you to come back to redo the mould for any reason, I’ll ask within 24 hours and see you as soon as you’re available.
When will it be ready?
A typical time frame would be three weeks from the day of casting. From casting the mould (which I usually do on the same day) it takes two or three weeks for the plaster to fully dry depending on the size. During this time, I’ll perfect the cast with various tools and once it’s dry, it'll be painted in a colour of your choice and framed/mounted.
What should I wear?
For babies, preferably a baby grow without arms and legs. Mum/Dad can wear what you like, but I’d recommend a top with roll up sleeves. The mould mix doesn’t stain at all and it isn’t harmful - it’s all relatively mess free. It’s also best to time your visit with a feed (don’t worry if it isn’t though), so your baby is relaxed and distracted. For adults, anything with a roll up sleeve.
Is it safe?
Yes. Alginate is used to make the mould mix and it’s very safe to use on skin, even baby skin. A lot of dentists use this to take moulds of teeth, so you may have seen it before.