C. R. Gibson Mess Free Non-Toxic Ink Pad, Black

C. R. Gibson Mess Free Non-Toxic Ink Pad, Black

CR Gibson proudly offers baby gifts for all the phases of baby’s life and every milestone along the way. For more than 140 years, starting with the creation of the very first baby book in 1898, families around the world have depended on CR Gibson as their number one provider of products that celebrate life’s most cherished moments. Understanding the importance of preservation and craftsmanship, CR Gibson products offer a tradition of excellence and quality. CR Gibson sets a standard for style that reflects today’s top fashions while creating a timeless treasured keepsake.

Main features

  • Add baby’s prints to your memory book or create your own keepsake
  • Ink pad is 45″ x 625″
  • Specially designed pad is easy to use and mess free
  • Ink never touches baby’s skin
  • Can also be used to fingerprint your child for safety

Verified reviews


Works well but only once

I bought these because the Pearhead frame kit came with only one ink pad and we used it up without getting any frame-worthy prints. To be safe, I bought 3 of these to finish the job and we used all 3. The prints came out nice and dark with this ink pad, but be aware that each pad is really only for one time use. The second print on the same pad (assuming you use the same area, which you probably will because the pads are pretty small) will come out much lighter. For $5 a pad, it’s pretty expensive for what it is. But, I didn’t want to get ink on my baby’s skin and this was the only alternative I could find.

Rochelle Loving, TX

Does the job

This ink pad did what it said it would, although I would have liked for the print to be a little darker, as some reviews have mentioned. It’s not that bad though, and shows up in my book well. Good luck getting a good handprint with a newborn though! Mine came out very smeared! They just want to ball up their fists! 🙂 I like how the ink doesn’t actually touch their feet and hands, so there is virtually no mess. I was able to use mine a few times.

Deborah Baroda, MI

Its Ok

You could easily make something like this yourself though. Its a piece of cardboard with the center cut out and in the center of the cardboard is a piece of plastic wrap with ink on one side. Its only enough ink to get a couple of handprints. Its useful, but if I knew what it was, I would have made it myself using an ink pad, cardboard, tape, and plastic wrap.

Chelsea Secretary, MD

Not a lot of ink

This product worked great, I just wished there were two inkpads since there is only enough ink to get one print from each hand. I wanted to be able to practice before getting the permanent print.

Johnnie Wainwright, OK

Love this

This is perfect for taking your babies hand and foot prints. You don’t have to worry about getting ink on your baby and then getting it everywhere. It’s easy to work with, you just put the ink side down on paper and press your babies hand or foot onto the other side and you have a perfect print. Word of caution, the ink kinda doesn’t dry so it will smudge, so make sure you put the print in a frame.

Maryellen Willow Hill, IL

Hard to use, single use.

Just a heads-up this does keep the ink off your baby’s hands and feet, but is very tricky to line up and get the print . . . it is also NOT reuseable.

Etta Grantsville, UT