Hip Random Reviews: Belly Art Inkless Print Sets

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We have long been fans of the Belly Art Inkless Print kits. At $24.95 the affordable kits makes creating a priceless memory not only simple but easy! Whether you’re making an artwork for the wall, a momento for grandparents or a custom thank you card image the Belly Art Inkless Print kits are an essential for any new baby. We also think they make a great baby shower gift!

Just to make sure it wasn’t all in our heads we asked five hip mums to road test the Inkless Print sets…..luckily they confirmed what we thought! Read the rave reviews below!

Hip Mum Jessica’s thoughts;

My first try at getting foot prints of my 2 month old son, William, was the biggest disaster EVER!. With pale blue ink that could barely be see on the paper, but could be seen all over Williams feet, clothes and my floor!!, the result was less than impressive. Aiming a wriggling foot at a small piece of paper, together with an urgency to get that foot onto paper before the ink dried out was a nightmare! Then there was holding him still enough to not only get the ink all over his foot evenly, but to somehow hold the inkpad without dropping it! Needless to say I was very excited to try the belly art inkless prints kit and give this special memory some justice

I can happily say, take #2 of footprints was a success! Now aged 14 months, the foot in question is even more wriggly! With the inkless kit, all I had to do was wipe a little paper towel over Williams foot, because it didn’t make a mess I didn’t have to worry about where he was wriggling while I did it, or if his foot was flat, as I could just rub all over. Following this, it was just a foot press onto a decent sized piece of paper! Because I was able to just sit him on my lap and wipe him with the towel, he wasn’t trying to pull away when I pressed his foot, which made a big difference! The footprint then appeared right in front of my eyes! It was really easy, and it was a great result. Without any hesitation, I decided to do the other foot (which easily fit on the same piece of paper), and the result was equally impressive! Why not do his hands, I thought, and again, I was impressed!! After 5 minutes and only 1 inkless wipe, I had a lovely set of hand AND footprints, a happy baby, and most importantly a clean floor!!

The only thing I would caution, is make sure that when you push your child’s foot onto the paper, be careful where you put your hands, I do have a few mummy marks around the first print. But all in all, this is a fantastic product, so much easier than ink, and very user friendly



 Hip Mum Jackie also had success;

I was so excited to receive my Belly Art inkless print kit in the mail and when it arrived it didn’t disappoint! 

Quick and easy to use you literally wipe the feet or hands with the towelette and press onto the paper provided and presto you have the most amazing detailed prints of your child’s feet or hands. I did prints of both my 2 year old and my 6 week old daughter’s feet. It was so easy I didn’t need any help from a second party to hold the baby while I did the printing.

My 2 year old loved me taking her prints, and kept asking me to do more as the afternoon grew and the activity was well and truly finished!

I did run into a couple of hazards at my own fault, and would recommend to anyone using the product to only open the towelette and paper when you want to use it immediately. In my excitement, unfortunately I opened it and left it on the kitchen bench and some water got onto the paper which created some ink spots.

Helpful tip – you can’t print onto normal paper so you need to look after the paper provided. So keep it in a safe dry place or use it immediately! 

It’s a great product to use to put in a frame on the wall or scan into the computer and use as a baby thank you card.
Might also be nice to print grandparents hands or a mother and daughter moment in time too! Plenty of options and I don’t think any of it would be wasted, it’s just too easy and fun to do! It’s a great clean, no mess no fuss product and I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a keepsake of their child.

Hip Mum Sascha loved it just as much as we do;

Wow, Priceless! I absolutely loved this kit & wish I’d known about it 2 years ago. I tested this product on our 2 year old son Mac and our 3 ½ month baby girl Lola. I also tested it with my husband using it with the children while I observed and took photos of the process. It was so easy. This made it a fun experience for everybody involved.

I remember when Mac was less than 3 months old we attempted to use an ink pad print kit. So while Mac was in the bath with his Dad I pressed his hand then foot in the ink and did prints and we could wash the ink off his skin straight away. It was not an easy task, or neither was it fun. Although, I was still proud of our efforts and faxed a copy to the grandparents!

For my last Mother’s Day my husband used paint and tried to put the kid’s prints in a card for me. As sweet as the thought was Lola’s outfit was ruined and Mac’s bedroom rug still shows the evidence!

Now we have found success with the Belly Art Inkless Print Kit it was so easy and no mess at all. I also found it to be the most detailed of any prints we have made in the past. Our two year old son Mac loved it so much he would have happily kept printing all night. Lola, three ½ months was quite oblivious to what was going on but the end product for her family is priceless. Best of all was that my husband successfully completed the process. The only negative point being that my husband forgot to keep his big fingers off the page and we got a couple of his prints here and there. It was also a little difficult to get Lola to hold her hand out flat and straight as she likes holding a fist, so we did go back for a second go with her thumb.

The end results look fantastic, so good I think I’ll frame them for my bedroom wall. For $24.95 this would be one of the best presents for a baby shower or a newborn, but really any age it would still be a success and a great piece of history. I would love to re-do Mac and Lola’s prints every couple of years to compare over time and I really think at this price I can’t go wrong.

I am also a Primary School Teacher and I believe this would be ideal for use in the classroom or at a kindergarten. It would definitely stop parents being unhappy due to ink getting on their child’s clothing.


 And finally, if those reviews didn’t convince you….here’s one more from Naomi for good luck!

My name is Naomi & I’ve been desperate to print my wriggly baby’s hands & feet for a long time now. My son Noah turns one next week, so being able to trial the Bellyart Inkless printing kit has been perfect timing to get it in for his birthday! 

I have tried two other printing kits in the past when bub
was younger but had HUGE dramas. My bub is extremely wriggly and never sits still (not even when he’s asleep!). Trying to get the ink on his hands/feet
and then onto paper to print was a nightmare. I still haven’t managed to get some of the stains out of the carpet and couch!

The Bellyart Inkless print kit is so easy to use (even with a wriggly baby!). The instructions are easy
to follow and it is so quick to complete the whole process. I was a bit confused at first as to how it all worked (i.e., no ink & what looked like baby wipes & plain paper), but it soon became very clear. It reminded me a lot of when I was a kid and had the invisible ink pens!

I used the kit after my son’s bath before bedtime – just to make sure he was nice and clean, and he’s also most relaxed then. The wipes provided to apply the “inkless” stuff are so convenient – nice and soft like regular baby wipes. No need to try and roll on ink, just wipe the hands and feet completely and it’s all good.

I did the feet first, in case Noah tried to grab the paper after I’d done his hands. Once the wiping was done, pressed each foot/hand firmly onto the
paper and voila … instant baby prints with NO MESS!!!! It was so easy to use that anyone could do it with the most uncooperative of babies. I think the most difficult part of the process was me being pedantic about where to
place bub’s hands/feet on the paper so it looked nice! I would definitely recommend the Bellyart Inkless print kit to anyone looking to create beautiful, fuss & mess free prints of their baby’s hands and feet. So much so I have in fact bought it for my brother’s baby who was born last week!















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