This post is brought to you by Cheeky Little Soles
My tornadoes were beautiful babies. That honeymoon was a short one as they soon turned into toddler tornadoes. I could see the glimmer in their eyes as soon as they learnt to crawl. That glimmer shone brighter once they stood on their own. As soon as they walked the spark ignited and they were off. Both have been runners and I’ve been chasing them ever since. Chasing a toddler on the loose counts as great incidental exercise.
As babies, I dressed them in onesies to cover their teeny tiny baby feet. At about 6 months I bought their first pair of pre-walker soft shoes and upgraded to first walker shoes a couple of months after they started walking. I’m pretty fussy when it comes to shoes for my tornadoes. I want them to fit correctly so their rapidly growing feet can grow in the best way possible.
Tiny tootsies have special requirements, especially when bub is first starting to crawl, stand and walk. Bare foot is of course best for tiny feet to grow and strengthen naturally but bare feet aren’t always practical! When I look for shoes I want them to protect my little one’s feet but also allow them to flex and provide plenty of wiggle room to grow, grip and develop.
Aussie Mum Lisa Koba knows all about baby shoes. As owner and creator of Cheeky Little Soles, she has been supporting little feet all over the world for the past 10 years. I love an Aussie small business success story. Lisa’s story started when she kept watching her six month old bub slip and slide on polished floorboards as she was attempting to stand. Lisa couldn’t find any quality soft soled, non-slip genuine leather shoes on the market that she liked so she went about creating her own.
Lisa says that non-slip soles are incredibly important – both for bubs who are finding their feet and toddlers who are taking off all over the place. She and her award winning team are determined to continue to look after the feet of Aussie babies and toddlers in the cutest possible way.
And boy are these cute. Ballet slippers, sandals, cowboy booties – oh my! I don’t know about you but I get all clucky when I see a pair of squishy little feet and legs…
Thanks to Cheeky Little Soles, I’m giving away a pair of their soft, comfy and adorable shoes – perfect for babies and toddlers who are crawling and cruising around.
The winner will get to choose the design and size of their choice from the Cheeky Little Soles website.
All you have to do is tell me in the comments section below or on my post on Facebook – what do you look for when buying kids shoes?
Terms and conditions – This giveaway is only open to Australian residents. This giveaway closes at midnight AWST on Friday 23 October 2015. The winner will be contacted on Sunday 25 October 2015. One entry per person. This is a game of skill. Entries will be judged on their creativity by a panel who will decide the winner.
THE GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED.