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.


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  1. Rebecca Johnson
    15th November 2018 / 11:09 pm

    We absolutely swear by these in our house!

  2. Danielle Graves
    14th May 2018 / 11:55 pm

    I love the twinkle twinkle in blue

  3. Adrian Bold
    14th May 2018 / 11:33 pm

    The Pitter patter panda ones.

  4. Tammy Neal
    14th May 2018 / 11:10 pm

    Twinkle twinkle ones xx

  5. Alison Macdonald
    14th May 2018 / 9:44 pm

    Navy Spotty Dotty are my favourite

  6. Alison Macdonald
    14th May 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Navy Spotty Dotty are my favourites

  7. Charlie Brunton
    14th May 2018 / 8:54 pm

    I absolutely love the Twinkle Twinkle Mink design! They’re nice & neutral so perfect for girls & boys!

  8. laura stewart
    14th May 2018 / 7:23 pm

    Pitter patter panda

  9. Aaron Milne
    14th May 2018 / 5:37 pm

    Love those “Pitter patter panda”

  10. Rebecca roberts
    14th May 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Love the twinkle twinkle ones so cute

  11. Lucie Aiston
    14th May 2018 / 3:45 pm

    Robbie the robot!

  12. Danielle Pooley
    14th May 2018 / 12:45 pm

    Twinkle twinkle are cute!

  13. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir
    14th May 2018 / 2:30 am

    Twinkle Twinkle are my favourite.

  14. Emma Whittaker
    13th May 2018 / 11:17 pm

    I love the View Queen of Hearts girls shoes 🙂

  15. Colin Gault
    13th May 2018 / 10:59 pm

    Potter patter panda ones are my favourite

  16. Lizzy Cooper
    13th May 2018 / 7:53 pm

    They’re all so cute but i do love the panda ones! 🙂

  17. Jaynealicia
    13th May 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Flutterby Butterfly would be perfect for my youngest grand-daughter

  18. Jessica Barber
    13th May 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Twinkle twinkle are just gorgeous! Would love to win for my friend who has just had a baby!

  19. Lynn savage
    13th May 2018 / 5:52 pm

    Pitter patter panda are my favourite

  20. Sandra Jo Siddall
    13th May 2018 / 5:22 pm

    Twinkle Twinkle are my favourite.

  21. Sara Dean
    13th May 2018 / 2:48 pm

    So cute! Would love to win a pair of dotty shoes for my grandchild who due soon! 😊

  22. Carol Boffey
    13th May 2018 / 1:43 pm


  23. Sophie D
    13th May 2018 / 1:27 pm

    I love the king of the jungle ones best!

  24. Purmala Shrestha
    13th May 2018 / 10:54 am

    Yellow Daisy

  25. astrid c
    13th May 2018 / 7:07 am

    star print xx

  26. paula cheadle
    13th May 2018 / 12:35 am

    Emily T-bar Party Shoes in white

  27. Kristin Burdsall
    12th May 2018 / 5:16 pm

    Im loving twit twoo! Very cute

  28. Theresa Thomas
    12th May 2018 / 5:10 pm

    Twinkle twinkle

  29. Amanda Gregory
    12th May 2018 / 2:52 pm

    I love the King of the Jungle design.

  30. donna l jones
    11th May 2018 / 8:17 pm

    Twinkle twinkle

  31. 11th May 2018 / 1:45 pm

    I like the King of the Jungle ones

  32. Becky Yeomans
    10th May 2018 / 5:09 pm

    I love the cheeky monkey design!

    9th May 2018 / 2:52 pm

    The Jurassic Jake are really cute

  34. tamalyn roberts
    8th May 2018 / 7:26 pm

    i love the cupcakes ones

  35. Liz T
    8th May 2018 / 5:12 pm

    Twinkle twinkle 🙂

  36. Susie Moore
    7th May 2018 / 3:42 pm

    I love the dotty fish ones x

  37. Pam Francis Gregory
    6th May 2018 / 5:30 pm

    Twinkle Twinkle Mink

  38. Sammie Richardson
    6th May 2018 / 4:07 pm

    Twinkle twinkle mink are so cute

  39. claire woods
    6th May 2018 / 10:38 am

    Love the cheeky monkey ones

  40. Emily Neasham
    4th May 2018 / 10:08 pm

    How lovely 💕

  41. Lynn Neal
    2nd May 2018 / 9:18 pm

    I love the Pitter Panda ones for my grandson!

  42. Maria P
    1st May 2018 / 7:43 pm

    I love the design of Pitter Patter Panda, it is really cute

  43. amanda w
    1st May 2018 / 11:37 am

    i love the fire fire ones and so would my little man!!!

  44. Amanda Noble
    1st May 2018 / 1:57 am

    I love the Early Bird design and also The Freddie fox design is gorgeous!

  45. Sophie Marie Cartwright
    29th April 2018 / 8:41 am

    The pitter patter panda pair are so cute!

  46. Sammi
    28th April 2018 / 10:50 pm

    I love the Panda ones but the Red T-Bar remind me of the first baby shoes I ever had, which my mum has kept to this day, 24 years later!

  47. Natalie Crossan
    26th April 2018 / 11:32 pm

    Dotty fish shoes are our favs xxx

  48. Adrian Price
    25th April 2018 / 10:08 am

    i think the pitter panda look great

  49. Carrie-Anne Brown
    24th April 2018 / 2:59 pm

    I love Jurassic Jake the most!

  50. Emma C
    22nd April 2018 / 5:36 pm

    I love the pitter patter panda ones

  51. Jo Hutchings
    21st April 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Fire! Fire! Are my favourite design. My little boy’s a big fire engine fan.

  52. janine atkin
    21st April 2018 / 12:08 pm

    i like the pitter panda design

  53. Kim M
    20th April 2018 / 4:02 pm

    Love the Flutterby Butterfly – so pretty – like the colours x

  54. Michelle Ferguson
    20th April 2018 / 12:41 pm

    I Like Jurassic Jake

  55. Kerry Brown
    20th April 2018 / 8:16 am

    So may beautiful design but I think I would pick love hearts

  56. Stephanie Tsang
    19th April 2018 / 11:08 pm

    I love the Pitter Patter Panda design.

  57. Angi
    19th April 2018 / 8:18 pm

    My granddaughter would love these!

  58. Michelle Smith
    19th April 2018 / 2:18 pm

    Yellow daisy design

  59. Solange
    19th April 2018 / 1:42 am

    I love twinkle twinkle.

  60. zoe brown
    18th April 2018 / 6:41 pm

    jurassic jake

  61. Helen Arlow
    18th April 2018 / 2:30 pm

    The early bird design is so cute x

  62. Fay
    18th April 2018 / 1:48 pm

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

  63. Jennifer bruce
    17th April 2018 / 9:37 pm

    I love twinkle twinkle!

  64. Laura Pritchard
    17th April 2018 / 8:59 pm

    The yellow daisy design

  65. Andrea Fletcher
    17th April 2018 / 8:05 pm

    I like the Fire Fire ones.

  66. Maria Blythin
    17th April 2018 / 6:07 pm

    love the early bird girls x

    17th April 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

  68. Sadiyya Maryam
    17th April 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Starry Starry Night shoes are my favourite, so cute!

  69. Ursula Hunt
    17th April 2018 / 11:44 am

    I love Percy Penguin

  70. Ray Dodds
    17th April 2018 / 8:22 am

    Percy Penguin

  71. jo liddement
    17th April 2018 / 8:14 am

    The Early Bird Dotty Fish shoes are so adorable.

  72. Sue McCarthy
    17th April 2018 / 7:13 am

    Percy Penguin

  73. Tee Simpson
    16th April 2018 / 10:08 pm

    I like the Navy Suede Slippers

  74. Angie Mcdonald
    16th April 2018 / 9:29 pm

    My favourite design is the Pitter Patter Panda!

  75. Isabel O
    16th April 2018 / 8:06 pm

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

  76. Leanne Hansell
    16th April 2018 / 7:36 pm

    The Starry Starry Night shoes are my favourite.

  77. john prendergast
    16th April 2018 / 7:23 pm

    I like the Pitter Patter Panda

  78. Rachel Craig
    16th April 2018 / 7:04 pm

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

  79. Angela Treadway
    16th April 2018 / 6:21 pm

    starry starry night shoes x

  80. Margaret Gallagher
    16th April 2018 / 6:11 pm

    I love dotty fish for esmay

  81. Lindsey stuart
    16th April 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!

  82. Tracy Nixon
    16th April 2018 / 12:54 pm

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

  83. Kayleigh Watkins
    16th April 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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