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Customer Blogs

At Dotty Fish we love hearing from happy customers who love our shoes as much as we do. We have lots of parent bloggers who regularly review our shoes and give their honest feedback and opinions. It’s always lovely to hear how our shoes are loved by little ones and parents alike. We have a few customer blogs here that talk about our shoes and discuss the benefits of Dotty Fish soft soled leather baby and toddler shoes and what each blogger has thought about them.

The Unyoung Mum

Karen from The Unyoung Mum  is navigating the highs, lows and in-betweens of first-time parenthood when you have lived a little!  Karen has written a great review on our suede slippers and in her own words “they have solved her long life issue of trying to get her little boy to wear them.”

“I won’t lie. I wasn’t hopeful. I didn’t think they’d last more than 5 minutes. He’s not taken them off. I literally had to prize them off him at bedtime. He now not only has the snuggliest of feet but he can launch himself around the laminate flooring and kitchen tiles without fear of slipping (at warp speed no less).”

You can read Karen’s full blog review here

A Mum Reviews.

Petra from A Mum Reviews, writes fantastic Blogs which in her words does what it says on the tin. She covers anything that might interest mums and mums-to-be and write about things like pregnancy, babies, children, parenting, beauty, pampering, books, food, travel and just family life in general – and products relating to these topics.

“We’ve been fans of Dotty Fish shoes for a long time – we had our first pair back in 2016 for our eldest daughter when she was a toddler. Now, it’s our third and youngest daughter’s turn. Dotty Fish are often adding new designs to their collections and in this post you’ll see the most recent addition to the Dotty Fish Shimmy Shoes collection. The Sporty Stomp is the new design that has been inspired by toddlers.

Read Petra’s full review here

Miles Kelly Children’s Books

Amanda from Miles Kelly, the children’s book publisher has created a fabulous Christmas Gift guide that features a few Dotty Fish products. These include our Jurassic Jake Dino shoes, Jolly Snowman and Fire Fire Shoes to name a few. With over 100 products from various small businesses this really is a great gift guide and will have your Christmas shopping all sewn up, we are so proud to be included!

“This year we’re all being encouraged to shop early – but where do we begin when shopping for children? I’ve scoured the Internet to find some of the most wonderful products made and curated by super-talented people. I’ve got to be honest, it’s been great fun and it has made writing a Christmas gift list for my children a whole lot easier. And, because I couldn’t help myself, there’s a few treats for grown-ups too.” Have a look at the whole gift guide here. 

Run Jump Scrap

With her love of rainbows Sarah decided that 2020 would be the perfect year to have a gather together all her favourite rainbow themed products in a gift guide. This collection of stunning colourful rainbow products features Dotty Fish’s very own Over the Rainbow Shoes which now have a matching bib as well. They make a lovely gift any time of the year but especially over the holiday season and Sarah will be giving these to her young niece. She just loves the cute design and says they will be perfect for nursery.

You can read Sarah’s blog and see all the products she reviewed here. 

What Katy Said

Review of Dotty Fish by What Katy Said

Freddie Fox Shoes - Review by parent blogger What Katy SaidDotty Fish soft leather baby shoes - Wills wearing Tan Suede SlippersWalking is one of those defining milestones, isn’t it? One that takes them from baby to toddler in a blink of an eye. It isn’t one that I have encouraged this time around, I am not quite ready to say goodbye to the baby days just yet. He has other ideas though, he wants to chase his sisters around the house and kick balls in the garden. He is ready, even if I’m not.

There’s no stopping it, so I have to embrace it and soak up every single moment in the here and now. Taking pleasure in the little things, the joy that having a toddler brings. And with walking comes shoes, gorgeous teeny tiny shoes, for delicate little feet. It is the silver lining for this milestone and one that I love. Now you may or may not know, but I am obsessed with foxes. I can’t even explain why but I just love anything foxy, so when I spotted these shoes from Dotty Fish I absolutely fell in love!

You can read Katy’s full blog review here.


Stressed Rach

Customer Blog reviewing Dotty Fish Soft Leather Baby Shoes

Customer Blog Review of Blast Off Rocket Ship Baby and Toddler ShoesSoft sole shoes are very important for baby and toddlers feet I tend to let Zander go bare feet or wear soft sole shoes every opportunity I can when he is indoors and playing in the garden.
We were sent a pair of Dotty Fish Blast Off! Rocket Ship Shoes to try and I could not wait to see what he thought of them. So what did Zander think of them? Well as soon as he saw them he wanted to wear them, although he does not call them shoes, always slippers and he asked to have them put on him every morning when he gets up.
He can run, jump, play in them easily as they move with his feet and most of all he likes the stars and rocket ships on the shoes.

You can read the full review here.

Ami Elizabeth

Dotty Fish solft leather baby shoes summer review

Customer Blog - Dotty Fish Pink Flower Sandals ReviewIt’s not been very long since I last spoke about Dotty Fish. Since discovering the brand and falling in love with their shoes, Florence now has quite an impressive collection. Today, Dotty Fish have asked me to share with you my thoughts on one of their latest designs – these absolutely gorgeous flower sandals.

Read the full review here.



Emma Reed

Review of Dotty Fish Soft Leather Baby Shoes by Emma Reed

Customer Blog - Dotty Fish Soft Leather Baby Shoes ReviewThis lovely review is done by a mummy who used to be a shoe shop manager. Her love of shoes and knowledge on children’s foot health is clear to see. There is a snippet below and you can read her full review here. 

I didn’t want to spend a fortune (two children will make you more money savvy!), I wasn’t yet looking for proper shoes as they would just be too heavy and hot but I also didn’t want something cheaply made which could damage his feet. My shoe fitting/health knowledge means I am very aware that barefoot is best and this was probably something I would say the most in my previous career to those first-time parents shopping for their baby’s shoes. It can be very easy to get swept along with the fashions and ‘cutesy’ looks but if you can do without a shoe, you are doing what is best for your little one. Of course, in some instances, this isn’t possible (as I mentioned above) and Dotty Fish have come up with a range that takes everything surrounding child foot health into consideration.


Lucie Loves It

customer review of Dotty Fish Soft Leather Baby shoes

White Flower Sandals by Dotty Fish Amelia always likes to run around so we usually always ensure she has something on her feet just in case, this is usually a pair of socks at the very minimum or some kind of shoe, but I always notice how hot and sweaty her feet are when it comes to taking off said sock or shoe. We reviewed a pair of Dotty Fishes new sandals, I got pretty excited as not only are the designs nice, but they are made from breathable leather so they are ideal for keeping her little feet cool and protected during these warmer days.  They are super soft and flexible so they’d make great first walking shoes too!

Read the full review here.

What’s Good To Do

Dotty Fish Soft Leather Baby and Toddler Shoes - Review

I always believed that new babies should not wear shoes until they were at least walking. That was until I was sent a pair of soft leather baby shoes from a funky company called Dotty Fish. Now I want every pair of their shoes for my little granddaughter. They are beautifully made out of the softest leather with a suede sole which certainly would not restrict your baby’s little toes.

Real the full review here.

Savvy in Somerset

Customer Blog Review - Dotty Fish Ltd

Cut Out Hearts by Dotty Fish Soft Leather Baby and Toddler ShoesWhile I have previously written about how I’m buying a combination of brand new and second-hand baby products for our little girl, today I’m going to talk about a few items I think it’s actually worth spending a little more on, if you can afford it. While I’m all for saving money where I can, I’m also all about balance. So here are some baby products I love and while they may not be the cheapest around I think it’s worth paying a little bit extra for them.

The full blog can be read here.

Mum In Brum

Review of Navy Sandals by Dotty Fish

We’re loving Harry’s new sandals – the leather is really soft and the stitching and suede sole of the shoe are of a really high quality. They’re the perfect sandal for summer and will allow his feet to breath on those warmer days (we live in hope!).

Harry seems to love them too! So much so that he wants to eat them of course!

The full blog can be read here.


Me, Him, The Dog and a Baby

Way back when I was 17 I worked for a very well-known shoe shop and I was also the assistant manager of a children’s shoe shop when I lived in Toronto. During these times I measured and fitted so many children with the perfect shoes so I know how important it is to look after children’s feet. Recently, I discovered a brand who feel the same way.

Dotty Fish have a gorgeous range of soft soled baby shoes and you can find out more about them, and their benefits below…

The full blog can be read here.

Boo Roo and Tigger Too

Another endorsement of Dotty Fish podiatry testing done together with The London Podiatry Centre. The full blog can be read here.

Ami Elizabeth

Dotty Fish Review by Ami Elizabeth

Choosing the first pair of shoes for Florence is a milestone I have been so excited about. We all have that photo of our first shoe shopping trip as a little one up against the Clarkes shop wall wearing our first ever shoes don’t we? I think my Mum still has my first pair of little hard soled patent black Mary Jane’s in which I took my first steps. I have taken a different approach to choosing her first shoes than many and instead,  have opted for a beautiful pair of soft soled slip ons designed with what babies really need in mind when it comes to keeping their feet as healthy and can be, from Dotty Fish.

You can read the full blog here.


Violet Glenton

Review of Dotty Fish Soft Leather Baby ShoesDid you know that there are correct items of footwear for babies? Neither did I. I’ve literally put Jasper whatever shoes I’ve found on the shelf. If he hasn’t worn shoes, it’s been socks. But I’ve always been a little dubious about what is the correct footwear for a baby when they do FINALLY put the weight on their feet. As Jasper is reaching the 6 month mark he is consistently pushing up onto his feet ready to wobble.

When Dotty Fish contacted me to review some of their footwear, I thought great! I can finally learn a little more about this conundrum. Read the full blog and review here.




Raw Childhood

Review of Dotty Fish by Raw Childhood

foot Development with Dotty Fish LtdI am one of those people who aren’t keen on shoes for babies; it doesn’t help their development and I don’t really see the need in them seen as they aren’t walking yet and they live in sleepsuits. Babies shoes are always one of those things that you get bought though when people find out that you’re expecting. Let’s not lie, we see those cute little shoes in the shop windows and can’t help ourselves; we buy them and then only use them once! But not Dotty Fish shoes!

Read the full blog and review here. 

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