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What Does Barefoot Mean When Fitting Shoes?

There is a place in this world for most ideas and innovations. The key, however, is to place these into perspective. There is absolutely nothing wrong and there is likely benefit in walking some of the time in bare feet. Bare foot is particularly important when learning to walk as the nerve endings in the soles of feet assist with balance – there is truth is the old saying of ‘Finding your Feet’. Most parents, doctors and experts agree that barefoot is best for babies learning to walk. Learning to... Read More


Stories for Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of year once again and Christmas is the time of year, when family traditions are created. There’s so many ways to get into the Christmas spirit, whether it’s binge watching Christmas movies or thumbing through your favourite recipes.  Parents of children of all ages know how delightful it is to introduce a new book to the rotation, especially when it’s one that you’ve had a tradition of reading every Christmas since you were a kid yourself. An added bonus is that a Christmas book may... Read More


The Best Ways to Care for your Child’s Shoes.

With our unpredictable British weather, there is always the risk that our children’s shoes will last even less time than we predicted. Their feet are growing fast enough as it is, never mind their shoes to be damaged from not being properly cared for! Let us help you care for your children’s shoes, and make sure that they last as long as possible! Quality Over Quantity.A good quality shoe will last longer than one of lesser quality. This is down to the materials being used and the manufacturing of the... Read More


Stories for Bedtime

Bedtimes can be tricky for children whatever their age. Motivating them to settle down and get ready to sleep at bedtime can be hard.  The Sleep Charity states that a bedtime routine is important in getting a good night’s sleep, as it helps to support children’s body clocks and aid relaxation.  Consistency is key, sometimes sleep patterns may get worse before they get better.  It is not uncommon to think that a new routine isn’t working but it’s important to stick to it for at least two weeks in order... Read More


Buying Wellies For Little Feet: A Guide

As parents we all know how messy children can be. Wet weather certainly doesn’t help this, and so we believe the best way to support their adventure, whilst keeping them warm and dry, is a pair of wellies! A fun fact is that Wellington boots came about when the Duke of Wellington made them popular in 1917. Wellies can be a difficult shoe to fit, especially on tiny feet, but fear not, we are here to help! After reading this post you will feel confident about fitting and buying wellies... Read More


Back To School – School Shoe Fitting Tips

Children’s feet are continually growing (until 14 to 18yrs), so it’s essential to keep your eye on your child’s feet. Top tip – you can check the fit of your child’s current shoes by checking the imprint of toes on the insole of the shoe – there should always be a gap between the imprint and the front of the insole. Worried your child’s shoes aren’t fitting correctly? Look out for blisters or rubbing and how your child behaves when putting on shoes – is there reluctance? Or perhaps they’re... Read More

Child having shoes measured in store 13/06/2022

When does my child need their first pair of shoes?

It has to be one of the cutest things when you start to see your little ones trying to pull themselves up and walk. We want to help them in any and all ways we can, shoes are one of these. It can be difficult to know when to get them their first pair, and even when you go to buy them, there are so many things to think about: comfort, sizing, fashionability?! It’s a minefield of questions! But not to worry, we are here to help… When Do I... Read More