Although taking baby footprint with ink using baby footprint kit is a cheaper and easier way of taking baby’s footprints, many maternity institutes and hospitals prefer using baby footprint scanning devices because of some drawbacks and limitations that capturing the images of baby footprint with ink have. Some of the most common issues that have been noticed while taking baby footprint with ink are:
Most parents prefer to create a baby footprint with ink when their newborn is asleep. You can roll the non-toxic ink onto the baby’s foot and then make the footprint. For making these types of footprint keepsakes, you will find that the ink will clean up easily with a bit of baby oil and a warm washcloth. There are many baby footprint kits on the market today that use a barrier of thin film to prevent the baby’s foot from ever coming in contact with the ink. When you are selecting ink for your baby footprint keepsakes, keep in mind that there are many more color choices to choose from then the standard black ink commonly used with birth announcements and other keepsakes. Pink, blue, yellow, purple, and green make wonderful embellishments for any heirloom certificate or birth announcements.