Please find popular questions and answers below. If you have any enquiry that isn’t listed here, please get in touch via the contact page…
What material is used to take the casts and is it safe?
Cast Create Cherish source natural, non-toxic moulding materials which are derived from seaweed. It is similar to what dentists use to make moulds of your teeth.
How long does it take?
A casting appointment can take from 30minutes to an hour, depdending on how many casts you are having taken and how baby is. We pride ourselves on making this an enjoyable experience for parents and baby so we are happy for you to feed, entertain baby or just have a good natter whilst we take the casts.
Once the moulding mixture is ready it takes around a minute to set around babies hand or foot. We will then take time to discuss framing and finishing options with you so you can be confident about the products you have chosen.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for the appointment?
No one knows your baby better than you so please let us know a time of day that will work with your babies schedule. If baby uses a dummy or has a favourite toy or comforter please do bring it along to your appointment. We do ask for you not to put anything tight (ie ribbed socks) on babies hands or feet before the casting to avoid any lines on babies skin.
Do I need to provide a photo?
If you have chosen a frame that contains a picture then you will need to provide us with a photograph. If you dont have it on the day of your appointment you can always post one to us.
Do you offer home appointments?
We do offer a mobile casting service for parents who are not quite ready to venture out with baby yet. Please contact us for more information.
When will the casts be ready?
The Baby casts will be ready to collect from our studio approximately 6-8 weeks after the casting appointment.
For larger castings the drying time will be greater which we will discuss with you before booking.
Do you offer bespoke pieces?
We certainly do! We love nothing more than someone who has a unique and interesting idea, so please do contact us with any bespoke requests. We will work with you to get all our creative juices flowing and create your perfect keepsake.
You know your pet best and what they may or may not be able to tolerate. For both methods your pet needs to be comfortable with us handling their paw. To gauge how your pet may react to having a 3D paw cast done, practice by immersing your pets paw in a cup of water. Repeat this process a few times.
Your pets well-being and our safety is paramount. If your pet is distressed at any time during the process we may have to make the decision to stop the appointment. If there are any concerns as to the temperament of your pet we may ask for your dog to be muzzled or your cat to be swaddled in a blanket to avoid us being bitten or scratched.
An impression is taken by gently pressing your pets paw into a soft moulding material, it gives us a 2D imprint of your pets paw.
A 3D paw impression is taken by immersing your pets paw into a moulding gel. Before this a barrier cream will be put over the fur to protect it. If your dog has any skin sensitivity please do speak to us before the appointment, as well as your vet.