Kim Martin, your Babyprints Brighton Life casts specialist
Babyprints Brighton 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.
Making an appointment:
All castings are on an appointment only basis.
You are always very welcome to make an appointment and arrange a time to pop into my workshop to have a look at the options first. Please email or call me for further information or to book an appointment.
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Babyprints Brighton Life casts
Kim is a lovely lady who is amazing at what she does! When we went for the initial casting she was calm and so good with my little 6 week old Dottie! She gave us lots of help with choices and even did an extra casting in case one came out not as clear as the other, this meant we wouldn’t have to do the long journey back again for it to all be redone! Again so thoughtful! Then today we went to pick up the final product and I can’t even tell you how happy we are with the result! Having those tiny hands and feet forever is something you can’t just do yourself! You see these castings available online to buy and do yourself, but the finished product from Kim is on another level! I would 100% recommend this to everyone! Thank you Kim for helping us get a Truly beautiful momentum to our little baby girl!
Kim at babyprints in Brighton was absolutely amazing, she talked us through how to do everything and even let my daughter have a play with the "goo" and talked her through the colour change and what it means. Kim produced an amazing cast of our children's hands and feet and couldn't ask for anything better. Thankyou so much for being so kind and lovely, especially during lock down x
Katie Bacon 17 Aug 2020
Absolutely love our son's casts! At 6 months old, he's a wriggly little thing but Kim did a wonderful job at making sure she got good casts. She took time to go through all of the colour choices for our frame and insert kept us updated throughout the process to make sure we were happy with our choices. It has been an absolute pleasure and I highly recommend her service!
Natalie Harwood 30 Nov 2018
Amazing experience Kim was super friendly & professional, couldn’t recommend her more if I tried.
Theodore’s beautiful castings will be a perfect addition to our home & a forever keepsake.
Jessica Newton-Smith 27 July 2021
We absolutely loved having this beautiful keepsake done for our little girl! Kim was very professional and super easy going x
She’s very good with kids, which made the whole process very good!
Perfect gifts for both sets of grandparents and one for us x
We would highly recommend Kim! We will be using her again for many more further keepsakes!
Elisa Ciacco Price 7 August 2020
My sister and I just received the most amazing hand and feet castings and I can’t thank Kim enough. You’ve literally made our year!
From the very start, Kim was communicative, flexible, and couldn’t be more helpful and professional. She was so patient at the appointment and explained what she was doing and why. As we all know, babies are rather unpredictable (!) but nothing phased Kim. The end results are simply stunning and we couldn’t recommend Kim more highly!
Jennifer Flannery 19 May 2020
Thank you Kim for doing our piece for us. It's perfect! We will miss Ronnie but are so grateful you captured his paws and Faith's feet. Very, very happy customers.
Andy Godwin 13 Oct 2019
Really cannot recommend Kim enough. She was so patient with my 6 week old. I love the finished product and am so glad I got it done as a permanent reminder of how little our son was lol!!
I can’t thank Kim enough, not only was she understanding in my needs with my dad being elderly with arthritis etc, she also made us feel so welcome & we had so much fun!
Her eye to detail is highly commendable & I’m so pleased with both our finished casts! I highly recommend her work, it was worth every penny to hold those memories forever in my heart. Thank you Kim xx
Amazing service from start to finish! Kim was so patient with my little girl & gave us time to get the best result. The casts & frame are fantastic. Highly recommend! Thanks Kim x x
Kim visited us whilst my husband was in the hospice. She has created the most amazing work of art of our 3 hands clasping. Although my husband has recently passed, this gives me and my young son a lasting beautiful piece to treasure. Kim went above and beyond to get this ready in time for us. She is an absolutely beautiful person with the kindest soul.
I had a beautiful charm made of my daughters hand and foot print, then went on to have casts and another charm made… such special keepsakes and the service is fantastic thankyou Kim we love our babyprints products so pleased with the end results
Last week we picked up our Laelah’s hand and foot print cast. To say that we was amazed is an understatement. It is just so beautiful! Kim was so friendly, patient and paid so much attention to detail. If anyone would like a keepsake of there little one, we would 100% recommend her! Thank you Kim @Babyprints Brighton.
Emily Anne Danso
Dear Kim Martin! We are very please with was the quality of the products as well as the frame design. You are very kind and attentive to small details.
It would be a special ideal for everyone who are looking for a present for your cutie baby boys and girls. Highly recommend.
Nguyen Viet Luong
So pleased with our finishing product, very high quality and standards and a great service. We will be recommending in the future , Thankyou so much.
I just collected my 6 month old sons stone casts and they are absolutely perfect. You can see every tint detail of his hand and foot. Kim was lovely and very caring and gentle with Tommy ( my son ) he is such a fidget but she still managed to get the perfect mould done for him. Can’t recommend baby prints enough !
So pleased and completely blown away with my end product! Kim is highly professional and takes such pride in her work making sure we get the best result no matter how long it takes with a wriggling 4 month old! I am so pleased i found Kim and i have my little boys hand and feet casted to keep forever! I will definitely be using Kim again in the future! Thank you!!
Absolutely over the moon with my baby girl’s casts. Such a fantastic idea. Kim is so kind and calm with babies especially when I brought my 10 day old baby. She gave us so much choice and suggested what would be a good choice. Would definitely recommend without a doubt.
Faye Louise Pye
Excellent service provided by Kim, she was amazing with our baby, so patient and kind. Very professional service and explained every step to us. Really pleased with our print. Would definitely recommend.
Truly amazing. Excellent service, lovely lady, and Love the finished product ie a hand & foot cast we had done. Can’t rate this lady highly enough. Fantastic…xxx
Excellent service!! Would highly recommend getting this keepsake. My daughter was 10 weeks old when my Mrs and I took her to Kim. We were greeted and invited into her home, offered a cup of tea and made to feel welcome the whole time. When it came to the mould itself; if Kim wasn’t happy with it, she would be honest, let you know and do it again till it’s right. Thanks for a lovely keepsake Kim!! Will definitely be back if we have another child.