Andrea McGuinness, your Babyprints Ipswich Life casts specialist
Babyprints Ipswich Life casts specialise in providing a handprint and footprint casting service for babies, children and even adults. Unlike hand and foot casting kits, we do all the work for you – with guaranteed quality results every time.
From framed baby hand prints and foot prints to stand-alone hand and foot metal cast statues – we have something to suit every occasion and budget. Each babyprint is unique – and you get a vast array of framing colour combinations to choose from. Babyprints make a perfect gift for proud new parents and grandparents alike.
Taking the prints:
The casting is a simple process, and involves gently immersing each hand or foot for about 10 seconds in a lukewarm syrupy material the consistency of thick custard, which sets in 10 – 15 seconds to a rubbery mould from which the hand or foot is easily removed. We use high quality hypoallergenic moulding powder that gives a fine cast and excellent result.
The impressions are taken by pressing the hand or foot into soft clay, from which a plaster tile is created and then framed.
The casting appointment will take 20 – 30 minutes; this includes time to take the casts and to choose your frame and finish. The frames are handmade to order for each child; the finished framed piece is ready to collect in 4 weeks.
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Babyprints Ipswich Life casts
Andrea is amazing! She did my son’s hand and feet casts 6 years ago… I sadly lost her details when my daughter was born and went to bird’s baby boutique and the quality was just awful compared to Andreas! and such reasonable prices too! So glad I went the extra mile to find her details again for my newest addition to the family as I now have 2 fantastic hand & foot framed casts ! Can not thank her enough! Fab friendly service at amazing prices. What more could anyone want!. Will always highly recommend x
Sammi Louise Sieve
Our daughter was born 5 weeks early and weighed 4lbs 6oz so once we came out of hospital I really felt it was important to somehow capture how little she was as I knew she would be growing really fast. This is when I researched into baby casting. I really didn’t want to do it myself with the sets you can get, I felt it was important to get it right as the size of her feet and hands is not something I can get back in the future. This is where I researched and found out about the service that Andrea provides. She made the whole process very easy, I easily contacted her and discussed what I would like and prices etc. On the day of the casting Andrea was so good with my baby the casting itself is very simple and my baby had no problem with it, it was quick and easy for Andrea as she is very experienced. Andrea is a lovely lady and great at what she does, and made the experience feel very personal. We are really happy with our babycast of my baby’s feet and hand and picture next to it. Andrea guided us with colouring’s of the whole product but left it up to us to decide. I will definitely be using Andrea again if we have another baby in the future :) thank you x x
We are so pleased with the framed hand and foot casts that Andrea did for our daughter. They are just perfect and everyone that sees it comments on how good it is. Andrea is a lovely lady and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to family and friends.
Amazing service and professionalism xx Andrea make everything so easy and the casts are to treasure forever xx
We had a hand cast done for our 4 year old and 4 month old. Andrea made us all feel so welcome and the children were calm and at ease. Our 4 year old had lots of questions and Andrea had lots of time for him. We loved our hands and hope to use Andrea again in the future as our children grow. Thank you Andrea.
So so pleased with our frame it looks fabulous! Andrea was great!!! We had trouble with my 2 year old keeping her hand and foot still for the cast but after a few attempts she started to play ball thanks to Andrea! Completely stress free and what a great result in the end! I would highly recommend this to anyone
Andrea is a perfectionist in her work which reflects. She was amazing with my boys, she made it fun for my eldest so he was comfortable, interested and excited and Andrea was extremely accommodating.
My final piece is beautiful, the casts are so lifelike and the framing compliments them perfectly. I highly recommend Andrea and would definitely revisit.
Mrs Joanne Jenkin
Andrea is a lovely woman she made me feel calm relaxed and very welcome into her home. She was fantastic with myself and my daughter and I would 100% recommend her to anyone she is easily located and is reasonably priced and her work is amazing I’m so grateful for my babes hand and foot print so if your looking for someone to do something similar for you Andrea is the one to get in touch with :-)
We had our daughter’s hands and feet cast 5 years ago by Andrea, and have since had our two son’s (2 years and 10 weeks) done as well. She is professional and friendly, and the quality is brilliant. Couldn’t be happier!
We had a hand cast done of our 4month old son for a Christmas bauble. Andrea was so lovely and welcoming and she was brilliant with him. We love our bauble and can’t wait to use the hand cast freestanding after Christmas is over. Please dont give up the day job, we will definitely be getting more casts done in the future
Gemma Rachael Stow
Really pleased with my little girls framed foot and hand impression and all the family loved the handprint Xmas decorations. I didn’t think my little girl would stay still to have this done but Andrea was great with her! Thank you very much. Definetely recommend baby prints!
Excellent baby hand and foot prints. Andrea is so lovely and welcoming. Highly recommend for a keep sake gift of your baby
Grace Pullen Clutterbuck
We first contacted Andrea 4 years ago as we were keen on having our newborn baby’s hands and feet casted, Andrea was so welcoming, friendly and professional.
We waited with excitement for them to be completed and were overjoyed with the results, the detail is unbelievable and came presented in a very nice frame of your choice.
We have since returned to Andrea to do casts for our newborn at just 8 days old and wow they look amazing too.
Andrea holds a very special place in our hearts and we can never thank her enough. 2 years ago we unfortunately lost our newborn son after just one hour into his life, we asked Andrea if she would be willing to do his hands and feet, she came out immediately to meet with us, and has given us the most treasured amazing memories.
All of Andreas work is located prime locations in our living room, with all of them in matching frames and colours they look great, everyone who visits always comments on how amazing they are.
Thank you Andrea.
Thank you for our cast you have done an amazing job and we love them. Many thanks Andrea
I am so pleased with my son’s foot frames. Andrea is a lovely and friendly, and made me feel so welcome in her home. Would definitely recommend.
Andrea was so friendly and made us feel welcome. She did an amazing job and I’m absolutely in love with the casting of my daughter’s hands and feet. I would highly recommend her.
We received a gift voucher for our casting and were delighted. Andrea was professional yet so friendly. She talked us through everything and was so gentle and caring with our daughter who was 6 months at the time. Andrea took a couple of castings, we chose a hand and foot combination, to make sure she got a perfect one of each. She made sure the mix was the right temperature so as not to upset baby. She talked us through our framing options too and gave us a couple of week wait for it to be ready. It was ready much sooner and we are so pleased with it. It is a fabulous reminder of how tiny our daughter was. We would highly recommend Andrea – a fabulous experience and keepsake.
I had my first sons hands and feet casts done in 2011. I could not believe how fabulous they were, so precious. So when I had my second sons in 2014 I had his done too. I was so pleased with the results they were perfect just like the first ones. Andrea was so lovely and kind, making us feel so welcome and comfortable. The lovely thing was she remembered us. The casts are so special they capture a precious moment of your precious baby that you will never have again, they are an amazing keepsake. I can’t recommend Andrea enough. Thank you Andrea for your amazing work
Thank you Andrea for the beautiful casts!
You have been very welcoming, friendly and professional making the experience both easy and enjoyable! I would highly recommend babyprints!
All the best, Kirsty and baby Lara x x
I was lucky enough to have Andrea do a casting of me holding my baby’s hand.
He’s 10 months old and a really wriggly baby, but Andrea managed to take a fantastic cast even though he was initially not that keen.
After the cast was done, she worked hard to correct a bit where he’d wriggled one finger at the last second, and you’d never notice as the final result was perfect! I now have a lovely “clasping hands” statue that I can put in pride of place & remind myself one day of how little my baby used to be – thanks Andrea!