Children grow up fast don’t they? It seems like they are barely a baby before they are suddenly a preschooler and you’re sat there filling out primary school applications. When your pregnant or a new mum, people always tell you how fast it all goes don’t they? They always say “treasure the moments, because before you know it they will be all grown up.” I don’t think I really realised just how quickly the years would go by once I actually become a mother.
Capturing the moments while the boys are still small is such an important thing for me. We have been saving their clothes so that we can turn them into a patchwork blanket and last year we made sure we had a family photo shoot done so that even when the boys are grown, we have something to look back on. One thing we never got around to doing however was getting a print of the boys footprints and it is something I’ve been promising myself I will get around to before the boys get too big. Then last month I was asked to review the Tipitoe Footprint Imprint Kit, so I of course wanted to give it a try.
The packaging is just adorable, all the little quotes on it made me feel a bit emotional if I’m honest. The border around the area you imprint has lots of words that describe children and family, which I personally thought was a really nice touch.
The area where you make the imprint is made from a foam, so it isn’t messy and is really soft on little feet. It is really easy to make an impression on the foam, which is great because babies and toddlers can get a bit restless, but I found myself having to be really careful with it and make sure I didn’t leave any finger marks on the foam.
As there are two windows for two feet, we decided to make an imprint of both of the boys. So we got them ready for bed after a nice bath and then set about making the prints. We did Monkey’s print first which was really easy to do and it came up really well. Bear was so eager to follow suit that he scrunched his toes up and the print came out a little bit messy. He was a bit confused and upset about why it didn’t come out as well as Monkey’s, but when he saw me laughing he seemed less upset about it. Memories aren’t about perfect after all, they are about the moment.
Once we finished the imprint, I popped the clear plastic sheets into the windows ready to put on display.
The Tipitoe Footprint Imprint Kit currently retails at £15. I personally think it is a good, cheap alternative to getting an imprint done in a shop, but there is the risk it may not turn out perfectly. I really like this kit and think it is such a lovely keepsake for parents. It would make a really lovely gift for Mother’s Day or for a new parent.
I tested the toddler sized footprint kit in blue, but Tipitoe also have a handprint range. Both ranges come in both baby and toddler sized kits, that are available in pink and blue.
Note: I was sent this product in return for an honest review