1. How long is the appointment time and where can it be done?
The logistics of getting out of the house with a newborn baby can be quite daunting in the beginning. To make it easy we bring the service to you!
A 30 minute appointment is required. It can be in the comfort of your own home or at the hospital, this way the mother and baby will be relaxed and comfortable. All the products are prepared before arriving for the appointment and a selection of frame styles and colours are brought along for the family to choose from.
This service is also available at the Al Garhoud Hospital. There are a selection of frames and styles on display at the Hospital, together with the photography service from Zoom-In we can capture memories of the first few days after your child is born.
The actual process with the baby is very quick, once the baby’s hands and feet have been immersed into the gel impression material it sets within one minute to a firm rubberlike consistency.
2. Is the process of taking the impressions safe for the baby?
All products used on the baby’s hands and feet are non toxic, non irritant and seaweed based. It comes in a dust free powder form which turns to gel when mixed with water.
Once the baby’s hands and feet are immersed into the gel mixture the materials are easy to manipulate to take the direct impression of their little hands and feet. There is minimal residue from the impression material left on the child’s skin and it is wiped clean with a damp wet cloth once the process is finished.