380 Color-changing formula for baby hand casting from Accu-Cast.
This alginate will set in 3 minutes when using 80°F water, but when working with infants it is much better to work with body temperature alginate so the baby isn’t as aware of what you’re doing. We have found that starting with 95°F water is ideal because by the time you’ve mixed the alginate and put the baby’s hand in, it has cooled to about 92°F- which is baby skin temperature. Baby’s that are asleep at the beginning of the procedure never wake up during the molding process and those that ARE awake are much easier to distract with “coo-coo’s” or shiny objects like keys.
WATER TEMPERATURE IS KEY FOR BABY HAND CASTING!