Dotty Fish Baby and Toddler Shoes – Review and Giveaway

Correct footwear is extremely important for first walkers. They must be comfortable and supportive to help those precious steps. When Dotty Fish got in contact asking if we wanted to try out their soft leather baby and toddler shoes, I thought it would be great to see what they are like.

We received a gorgeous yellow daisy pair in size 3-4 years for baby girl and a newborn pair in Twinkle Twinkle Mink size 0-6 months for baby dottie when she arrives in a few days.

Dotty Fish soft leather walker shoe

The soft-soled shoes are expertly crafted, they have a gorgeous feel to them. I love the idea that they just slip on and off they go! There is plenty of room for growth and they look so comfy.

Dotty Fish soft leather walker shoe

Dotty Fish have been working with The London Podiatry Centre to help try and re-educate parents on the correct type of footwear babies and toddlers should be wearing.

Here is a little bit about their research:

They looked closely at the effects of soft-soled footwear on a child who is learning to walk and taking those crucial first steps. 

For many years there has been a perception that a baby’s first shoe should be a structured shoe that will help keep them steady on their feet, but this is a misconception. Dotty Fish and The London Podiatry Centre hope to re-educate parents about the right kind of footwear they should be choosing for their children. In fact, the very best thing for a baby learning to walk and a toddler who is new to walking is to have bare feet but this isn’t always practical.

The next best thing is to have an extremely lightweight flexible shoe with a thin, non-slip sole that protects a baby’s delicate foot and prevents slipping. This is where Dotty Fish have come in and designed these fantastic stylish soft-soled shoes.

Don’t forget, shoes for young babies and children need to be:

  • Flexible so feet can move naturally
  • Lightweight allowing for natural ankle, knee and hip movement
  • Wide around the toes to allow the feet to spread when standing
  • Thin soled so children’s toes can grip the floor in the same way as if they were barefoot
  • A snug fit so they don’t come off but without restricting movement or growth
  • Made from a breathable material as babies’ feet sweat 2-3 times more than adults’ do

There are may designs to choose from on the Dotty Fish website and in many colours. The soft-soled leather shoes are lightweight and flexible and also have a non-slip suede sole. Perfect for toddlers on the move!

As you can see from the photo below baby girl is in love with her Yellow Daisy shoes. In fact she will rarely take them off and wants to go everywhere in them if I left her! After having them on for a few hours I checked her feet and they were not sweaty at all, this was one thing I was concerned about. There was no need though as her feet were still fresh as a daisy!

Dotty Fish soft soled leather shoes

The Dotty Fish shoes start at newborn size all the way up to 4-5 years. Prices start from £8.99.


Dotty Fish have kindly let me giveaway a pair of their leather soft-soled shoes in the design and size of your choice. All you have to do to enter is fill in the gleam widget below.

Good Luck!


Win a pair of Dotty Fish Shoes

*Terms and Conditions – There is one prize of a pair of Dotty Fish soft soled shoes to giveaway. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner will be selected at random via Gleam from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter and/or email. The winner will have 28 days to respond with a name, UK address and choice of size and design for shipping before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to Dotty Fish and used only for fulfillment of the prize.


Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed this post on baby and toddler shoes.

You can check out my other competitions here.

*We were sent these 2 pairs of Dotty Fish shoes in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions on the shoes are my own.



  1. Stephanie Tsang
    April 19, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    I love the Pitter Patter Panda design.

  2. Angi
    April 19, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    My granddaughter would love these!

  3. Michelle Smith
    April 19, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    Yellow daisy design

  4. Solange
    April 19, 2018 / 1:42 am

    I love twinkle twinkle.

  5. zoe brown
    April 18, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    jurassic jake

  6. Helen Arlow
    April 18, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    The early bird design is so cute x

  7. Fay
    April 18, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    I love them all but the Twinkle Twinkle ones are my favourites

  8. Jennifer bruce
    April 17, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    I love twinkle twinkle!

  9. Laura Pritchard
    April 17, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    The yellow daisy design

  10. Andrea Fletcher
    April 17, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    I like the Fire Fire ones.

  11. Maria Blythin
    April 17, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    love the early bird girls x

    April 17, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    I like the Emily T-bar Party Shoes in Red, it was a very hard choice as there are so many lovely designs

  13. Sadiyya Maryam
    April 17, 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Starry Starry Night shoes are my favourite, so cute!

  14. Ursula Hunt
    April 17, 2018 / 11:44 am

    I love Percy Penguin

  15. Ray Dodds
    April 17, 2018 / 8:22 am

    Percy Penguin

  16. jo liddement
    April 17, 2018 / 8:14 am

    The Early Bird Dotty Fish shoes are so adorable.

  17. Sue McCarthy
    April 17, 2018 / 7:13 am

    Percy Penguin

  18. Tee Simpson
    April 16, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    I like the Navy Suede Slippers

  19. Angie Mcdonald
    April 16, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    My favourite design is the Pitter Patter Panda!

  20. Isabel O
    April 16, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    I think the Navy Spotty Dotty design is probably my favourite.

  21. Leanne Hansell
    April 16, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    The Starry Starry Night shoes are my favourite.

  22. john prendergast
    April 16, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    I like the Pitter Patter Panda

  23. Rachel Craig
    April 16, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Twinkle, Twinkle, Pink. Lovely, and would be so appropriate. As family addition due later this year.

  24. Angela Treadway
    April 16, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    starry starry night shoes x

  25. Margaret Gallagher
    April 16, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    I love dotty fish for esmay

  26. Lindsey stuart
    April 16, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Aww what a lovely selection of little shoes, All very pretty but my favourite has to be the perfect Pansy shoes! Adorable!

  27. Tracy Nixon
    April 16, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    I love the Emily T-bar Party Shoes – Red!

  28. Kayleigh Watkins
    April 16, 2018 / 11:14 am

    I love the early bird girls design, my 13 month old daughter has been walking for a month now so they would be perfect for her xxx

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