Is there anything better than looking back at your own childhood memories? I love that my mum kept so much from my brother’s and my childhood, there are pictures, tapes of us singing Christmas carols and so much more. My mum always comments about how much more we have available to us now, to capture very last bit of our children’s childhood.
One part of the girls childhood I want to be able to look back at when they are teenagers and beyond, is those tiny feet and hands they have. I think its so easy to forget how tiny they are when they are born and toddlers.
We were recently sent the TIPITOE Footprint kit for Holly and I am so pleased that we did because taking prints of Holly’s feet as a toddler is not something that I had thought to do. It is normally something that people do for tiny babies.
The kit that we were sent is for ages 6 months – 36 months and it comes in a nice compact box with everything that you need. The instructions were really clear and I felt confident doing the prints. They recommend for under 24 months old you do it while they are asleep. Holly is over this, so we have to do it while she was awake.
My mum was over for the afternoon and I thought it would probably be easier to do with two pairs of hands. Thankfully Holly was very happy to have it done and is old enough to understand what I was asking her to do.
I sat her on her little chair and placed the box on the floor, you only get once chance at getting the imprint, so it was definitely easier having my mum focus on getting the imprint and me making sure Holly knew not to move.
The hardest part was trying not to let her other foot to touch the other side and mark it. As the the box opens like a book, it has a habit to close and you need to keep it open, whilst keeping the other foot away. This is the only downside to it and would be tricky if you were doing it on your own.
Making the imprint was really easy to do. You just place the relaxed foot onto the foam and then using your hand, press the toes and foot into the foam.
The best bit, there is no mess. Every parents dream…
Once you have done both feet, there is a clear sheet protector that you stick over the imprint. This will keep your precious footprint protected. On the back of the box is a place to fill in details of your child, like the date you took the imprint.
I love that I now have this memory of my little Holly’s toddler feet. I have both the girls hands and feet imprints from when they are a few months old, but this was the easiest, cleanest and quickest process I’ve experienced.
The TIPITOE imprint sets are also available in handprint kits. They also have them for 0-6 months and they also do all the kits in pink too. They are coming soon to JoJo Maman Bebe and the RRP is £15.
Disclosure: We were sent this kit in return for an honest review. As always all views and opinions are my own.
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