Treasure memories with modern pregnancy and baby keepsakes by Baby Made
Baby Made is owned and operated by Melbourne Mums, Nicole and Ilana who innovate and create modern pregnancy and baby keepsake products for families to treasure for a lifetime. Baby Made began when Nicole was pregnant with her first child and read an article about a celebrity trend in Hollywood of creating pregnant belly casts. Nicole thought it sounded like a bit of fun to do as well as a great way to create a keepsake to remember of this special time in her life. Nicole asked her good friend Ilana, who was a formally trained artist to help her cast her belly, the two had a blast and Ilana painted an amazing design for Nicole’s belly cast to suit her nursery decor.
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When other pregnant friends saw Nicole’s finished belly cast they asked for their belly’s to be cast and then friends of friends asked. The demand just grew and grew and before long through word of mouth across Melbourne, Belly Art (former business name) was born. Today, many years later Nicole’s belly cast still brings back fond memories of that time in her life, her shape and her B.T years (Before Teenagers)!
As their business grew, Ilana and Nicole realised there was a huge gap in the market for modern baby keepsakes new parents could do at home. Everything was kitschy or antiquated so they set about creating a range of innovative, baby safe as well as easy to use DIY keepsake products. Today the Baby Made range comprises 12 retail product lines, as well as belly and baby hands & feet plaster sculpture castings made in their Caulfield North Studio by Ilana and the team.
While baby keepsakes may not seem a high priority before baby arrives, we tend to realise in retrospect how important they actually are. Time flies by, we are usually so busy adapting to being a new Mum and trying to cope with the demands of the hardest job in the world, as the saying goes, ‘the days are long but the years are short’. It’s only as the fog of early motherhood begins to lift, sometimes a few years later that we regret not having those tiny fingers and toes with all their glorious wrinkles duplicated into lasting mementos. Were they really so small? Most notorious of all is the baby book, with all good intentions we are sure we’ll never forget the date bub’s first tooth cut through, or when she first slept through the night, but sadly and speaking from experience, it happens all the time.
And that’s where Baby Made steps in to save the day (so to speak), our crew of Mighty Melbourne Mum’s understand that preserving these life stages is so important. Baby Made products are the original, always baby safe, reliable and DIY designed with ease of use to produce perfect keepsakes to cherish for a lifetime. Our latest product the ‘All About Me' Baby Book has been thoughtfully put together for the baby and time poor parents of today. Easy to complete and written from baby’s point of view, this Baby Memory Book is unlike any other catering to every configuration of the modern family.
The multiple award-winning and original Baby Inkless Print Kit is the flagship product of the range incorporating miraculous Inkless Print Technology. In three simple steps, just Wipe, Press & Print perfect hand and footprints appear in seconds on the specially treated Baby Made papers without the use of any ink, paint, mess or stress – baby stays dry and clean. Baby’s prints are permanent and can be applied to a wide range of merchandise including key rings, mouse pads, stubby holders and mugs. This amazing inkless system is included throughout many products within the range which includes print and photo frame kits, deluxe inkless print kits, birth certificates, first birthday mementos. In addition, DIY Pregnant Belly Casting Kits, Baby Hands & Feet Casting Kits and Imprint Kits are also available in the range.
If DIY isn’t your thing, Baby Made offers the widest range of Baby hand and feet plaster sculpture mount board colours, finishes and framing options in our Melbourne Studio located in Caulfield North. New and exclusive to Baby Made and Melbourne Mum’s is Footprints in Stone where baby’s footprints are applied to a black or white stone tablet and framed with recycled wood for a chic and contemporary keepsake to suit every home décor.
It brings the Baby Made Team great joy and satisfaction to provide Melbourne Mum’s with life lasting mementos of baby’s precious but most fleeting years, after all, ‘the most precious memories are Baby Made’!
Modern baby & pregnancy keepsakes created by Mums for Mums.
Biz owners: Nicole and Ilana
700 Inkerman Rd, Caulfield North VIC
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