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Jun 252018
 

As expected of a baby who came into the world weighing a whopping 4.6kg our boy Ted didn’t stay little for long. Our big friendly giant has the strongest legs and is putting them to the test as much as he can, pulling himself up on couches, chairs and safety gates over and over again and falling over just as many times. With his first wobbly steps just around the corner he’s been wearing in his first pair of shoes, aren’t they gorgeous?

Designed right here in Australia by two clever mamas PaperKrane is destined to be the new go-to footwear label for growing Aussie feet. From cheeky crawlers to solid steps and rapid racing, PaperKrane has got a fit and a style that’s right for every little boy or girl, starting at a tiny size 0 all the way up to size 13.

Depending on the shoe size PaperKrane shoes feature either a SOFTI, MIDI or FLEXI sole, ensuring your child gets the right comfort and support for their age, stage and abilities. With Ted being a big boisterous boy he has jumped right past the faux suede SOFTI soles and started at MIDI. I just love how the suede sole gives him freedom to move and the durable suede noses protect his toes. The soft leather bends, moves and adjusts to his chubby feet beautifully.

My busybees Harriet and Sybil can skip, hop, jump and run to their heart’s content on the FLEXI natural rubber sole. Being active kids they never sit still and the flexible rubber sole doesn’t restrict them in their movements, they can stand on their tippy toes and the rubber just bends with them! On the inside the breathable cotton lining keeps feet comfortable and dry while the durable leather heel and toe offers support, protection and shape no matter what the activity.

All PaperKrane shoes are slip-ons (yes, even the lace-up styles), because let’s be honest, who has time for tricky knots or velco straps that catch onto everything! But don’t let the slip-on aspect fool you, my three guinea pigs have thoroughly tested them and thanks to the elasticised gussets your PaperKranes stay firmly in place until you’re ready to take them off.

Hip Tip: If you like to shake things up and change your look make sure you add a colourful Lace Pack (RRP $6.50) to your order, that way you can give your PaperKrane lace-ups a trendy makeover whenever you feel like it.

Not sure what size to get? Check out the helpful PaperKrane size chart to find the correct size based on your child’s foot measurement or Australian/European shoe size, that way you can purchase with confidence.

To find out more about PaperKrane, to browse the range and to order online visit www.paperkrane.com.au.

Nov 132015
 

One of the many things I love about having a new baby in our family is celebrating all the ‘firsts’. A first smile, a first tooth, a first step… no matter how many children you have these milestones will always be special. With December just around the corner I am very much looking forward to celebrating Harriet’s first Christmas and of course I’ve picked her first pair of Cheeky Little Soles party shoes already:

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Like the rest of the Cheeky Little Soles range the gorgeous Baby Ballet Slippers ($35.95, available in sizes Small to Extra Large) are designed right in Australia and made with the softest high-quality leather.

Ballet Slipper SilverWhether it’s Christmas, a Christening or naming day, a wedding or a birthday, these pretty infant ballet flats are the finishing touch to your baby girl’s special outfit and with nine beautiful colours to choose from there is a perfect match for every look. Festive shades like Scarlet Red and Silver Sparkle are always popular this time of year so be quick and grab a pair if you don’t want to miss out!

To make sure those little tootsies stay comfortable all day long the baby ballet slippers are flexible and breathable and have a soft sole that allows for your baby’s feet to move naturally. Cheeky Little Soles owner and mum Lisa knows how annoying it is when baby shoes keep slipping off those tiny baby feet so she has specifically designed the baby ballet slippers to be easy to put on AND stay on, leaving you to enjoy the party instead of looking for lost shoes.

If you’re not 100% sure of your baby’s size or if you are buying the shoes as a gift just refer to the handy Cheeky Little Soles size chart to determine the correct size, easy as pie.

To find out more about Cheeky Little Soles, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.cheekylittlesoles.com.au.

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Oct 052015
 

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Welcome Baby Giveaway – Day 5

Tiny suits and small singlets, little tops and teeny pants, a baby generally comes with lots of clothes and plenty of laundry too. If you want to surprise a new arrival with a stylish gift that won’t end up in the washing basket I suggest you drop into the lovely Tiptoe & Co online store:

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Tiptoe & Co specialises in high quality, affordable footwear for growing feet, starting with babies as little as 6 months old. Owner Chelsea has carefully selected some of the best footwear brands from Australia and overseas, after all, no matter how small the feet may be, proper care and fit are always important.

Sunday SandalsDesigned right here in Australia the Skeanie range is always a popular pick and, as Skeanie is an associate partner of the Australian Podiatry Association, it is a healthy choice too. I think these sweet Sunday Sandals (RRP $44.95, size 20-28) in sparkling silver would look fabulous any day of the week. Made from soft leather with a flexible rubber sole they offer a comfortable fit and the velcro strap makes slipping them on chubby little feet easy as pie.

Freycoo AbelWhen it comes to boys shoes you can never go wrong with traditional boy colours like navy, green, brown and white, but that doesn’t mean your shoes have to be boring! Personally I love these funky Freycoo Abel shoes (RRP $28.95, size 6-18 months) with their fresh pop of light green. The higher back and velcro strap will help keep these stylish sneakers securely in place as your cheeky tot takes his first steps.

Whether you are shopping for your own child or purchasing a gift for another special little person, if you need a bit of helping deciding on the right size make sure you refer to the handy shoe size chart. Still got questions? Just get in touch with the Tiptoe & Co customer service team who are always happy to help you out.

Tiptoe & Co Boys

To find out more about Tiptoe & Co, to browse the range and to order online visit www.tiptoeandco.com.au.

For your chance to win 2 pairs of Tiptoe & Co leather baby shoes (RRP $60, size 6-12, 12-18 and 18-24 months. Winner can indicate gender/size, styles will be handpicked by Tiptoe & Co) enter our giveaway below:

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May 182015
 

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Big Baby Shower – Day 18

After four children I have come to accept that you can’t keep every little baby item, even if you know you may add to the family later on. Obviously I have kept my fair shares of sentimental pieces (possibly more than needed) but I have had to say goodbye to some bits too. One thing most parent (including myself) seem to hold on to for eternity is their baby’s first pair of shoes, I bet my parents still have my first shoes too! If you’re looking for a special pair for your new arrival look no further than Tiptoe & Co:

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Tiptoe & Co stocks a fantastic selection of children’s footwear brands like Little Blue Lamb, Rileyroos, Freycoo, Umi and more, with sizes starting at a tiny AU 2.5 all the way up to AU 13.

AmalieOne of my favourite little girl shoes in store is this pretty flower sandal called Amalie (RRP $30.95, size 6m-18m). The neutral white colour is easy to mix and match with other colours and it would be the ideal finishing touch to a christening or wedding outfit. Made from soft cow leather these babies are comfortable to wear and the velcro closure make them easy to put on and take off.

Skeanie Pre-Walker Riding BootFor the boys (but perfectly suitable for girls too!) my top pick would have to be the classic leather Pre-Walker Riding Boot (RRP $38.95, size Small – Large) by Australian footwear label Skeanie. I love the timeless design and being an ankle boot it will keep the chill out during this colder season. Size medium and large feature rubber anti-slip patches on the sole to help keep baby safe as he/she takes those first wobbly steps.

PoppyMoving up from the soft soles there are plenty of lovely styles available with flexible rubber soles, a great choice for toddlers who have just started to walk. Little girls will love these sweet Poppy Mary-Janes (RRP $30.95, size 5-8) with their colourful flower detail and they can practise putting their own shoes on with the simple velcro strap. Add to that the funky squeakers (which are removable for your own sanity) and you can see why these shoes are such a hit.

To find out more about Tiptoe & Co, to browse the range and to order online visit www.tiptoeandco.com.au.

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Mar 312015
 

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This funny weather is really keeping me on my toes. Some days we’re out in shorts and sandals, the next day we’re rugged up with cardigans and boots. Just like mummy my girls love a nice pair of boots, especially when they are teamed up with leggings or tights and a gorgeous dress. Our little Sybbie has just acquired her first pair of big girl boots and (we think) she just looks too cute:

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These pretty Minnie Boots (RRP $38.95, size 4-10) by Caroch were one of Tiptoe & Co’s topsellers last year, so they’re back for another Winter in a sweet pink, vibrant red and exclusive chocolate brown colour.

Minnie ChocolateThere is so much to love about the Minnie Boots: They are made from super soft cow leather and finished with fur lining to keep tiny toes toasty warm during the cold season, it’s like wearing slippers. The rubber sole is strong, durable and prevents slipping to help wobbly little legs from tumbling while the velcro closure makes it super easy to put them on and take them off, even for small hands who are still learning.

As a fun extra the Minnie boots are fitted with a little squeaker, which can easily be removed if desired. Miss 2 was absolutely delighted by this musical feature but as a mum of four I already feel quite the circus when going out so we’ve put the squeaker away for now.

Sybbie Minnie Boots

Australian online shoe store Tiptoe & Co has got kids’ feet covered with a range of of high quality baby, toddler and children’s shoes that are both stylish and affordable.

Little Blue Lamb ArcherI absolutely love these cool Archer Boys Sneakers (RRP $32.95, size 6-10) by Little Blue Lamb so I am a little sad that our son is genetically blessed with huge feet and won’t fit these awesome shoes. The neutral grey is very versatile and won’t show dirty marks easily, plus how funky is the silver toe? Our daughter has been a wearing a pair of Little Blue Lamb shoes all summer and the quality is simply outstanding.

To find out more about Tiptoe & Co, to browse the range and to order online visit www.tiptoeandco.com.au.

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Mar 012015
 

With 5 weeks to go until Easter it’s time to slowly start planning your celebrations. If your little one will celebrating his or her first Easter this year you’ll be pleased to know that you can mark this special day in style without overloading your precious baby on sugary treats. Check out this festive release from our friends at Cheeky Little Soles:

CLS Flopsy Bunny

Aren’t they the cutest little bunnies you’ve ever seen? These Flopsy Bunny Baby Shoes (RRP $39.95, size Small-Large) are the perfect accessory for your baby’s first Easter (or any other day really, bunnies are adorable all year around).

Flopsy Bunny Baby ShoesCheeky Little Soles baby shoes are designed right here in Australia and made with super soft leather. The breathable cotton lining keeps little feet comfortable even during the hot summer months. Whether your baby is only a newbie or already doing some wobbly first steps, the skid resistant non-slip sole will help prevent unfortunate slips. I love the fact that you can even hand wash them!

To find out more about Cheeky Little Soles, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.cheekylittlesoles.com.au.

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Sep 212014
 

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Isn’t it amazing how a few short weeks can make a huge difference in a child’s development? I feel like we left Australia with a baby, only to return with a cheeky toddler 5 weeks later. Our snuggly baby who loved being carried has been swapped for an adventurous little girl who runs everywhere. While she loves walking around barefoot it is simply not always clean or safe so we’ve fitted her small chubby feet with some sweet new shoes from Tiptoe & Co:

Tiptoe & Co Toddler Girls

Being a mum herself Tiptoe & Co owner Chelsea knows all about shoe shopping for little ones. Good quality, leather, style, comfort and durability, the Tiptoe & Co footwear range ticks all the important boxes. Another excellent reason to shop Tiptoe & Co is the pleasant price tag as all shoes are priced at less than the recommended retail price, that’s more money to go back in your savings!

Freycoo Navy Flower ShoeFor our little miss 1 I chose these sweet Spring Baby Shoes ($28.95, size 6m – 24m), I think they are just gorgeous. Not only does the neutral navy colour go with almost anything, it is also great for hiding the inevitable scuffs and scrapes that our little explorer will make on them. Made with soft cow leather upper and pig leather lining they are breathable and comfortable for her growing feet.

The velcro strap makes them very easy to put on and off and, to my surprise, miss Sybbie happily leaves them on most of the time so that’s a big win. Another great feature of Freycoo infant shoes is the sole, it’s flexible enough for new and early walkers but also strong enough to be worn outside unlike many other baby shoes. The sole is fitted with two rubber anti-slip patches to provide extra grip for those wobbly legs.

Freycoo Navy Spring Shoes

To help you pick the right size Tiptoe & Co provides exact measurement of each shoe on the product pages and if you would love some extra advice about shoes and sizing they are just an email away.

Eva Toddler SandalAlthough the weather outside is far from warm and sunny we are hopeful Spring will soon arrive and miss 4 can put on these adorable Eva Toddler Sandals ($32.95) from well known label Little Blue Lamb. She can’t wait to expose her little toes to some sun and has impatiently been wearing them inside. It is not always easy to find sandals that fit well, often they are too wide, too narrow or too floppy but these fit beautifully, are supportive enough for active kids and the enclosed back keeps her heel nicely in place.

Little Blue Lamb Eva Sandals

Tiptoe & Co currently stocks popular brands Freycoo, Caroch and Little Blue Lamb with shoes for boys and girls, from little babies all the way up to decent size 30. With a bit of luck you can shop for all your little ones in one go!

Tiptoe & Co Boys

To find out more about Tiptoe & Co, to browse the range and to order online visit www.tiptoeandco.com.au.

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