Take care of your children’s shoes

Kids’ shoes go through a lot, from playground scuff marks and scratches to being soaked in the rain – and may even get lost along the way.

Take a few simple steps on shoe care and protection, and your children’s shoes will last and look better for longer.

1. Make sure they fit properly

Not only are ill-fitting shoes harmful to young feet that are still growing, they will also start to show signs of wear and tear much sooner.

A newly fitted shoe should be approximately a finger’s width longer than the longest toe. This will help to allow for growth and give space for the foot to move when walking.

Opt for natural materials such as leather for breathability, and make sure you check inside the shoe for seams or stitching that may cause irritation.

2. Protect them from the get-go

As soon as the shoes come out of the box (and before they go anywhere outside), you will need to give them a thorough spray to help safeguard against stains and splashes.

A general spray for leather will usually work for most materials, including suede, nubuck and canvas.

If your child’s shoes have natural leather soles, you can ask a cobbler to fit a rubber sole on top to prolong the life of the shoe.

Leather soles wear down far quicker than rubber ones and become more susceptible to possible damage from water underfoot.

3. Get ready for rainy days

If your kids and their shoes do get caught in the rain, do not be tempted to dry them quickly by the fire or radiator. Over time, this will shrink the leather and damage the fit of the shoe, making them unsuitable for young feet.

Instead, stuff with newspaper and allow them to dry naturally. A pair of wellingtons left near the front door or in a hallway is a clever way to avoid smart shoes going out in the rain.

4. Crank the labelling machine

Most schools have specific uniform requirements that include footwear, so you will probably find that every pupil has the same or a very similar pair as your child.

If your children’s shoes are suitably labelled, they are more likely not to get mixed up and lost. A label maker, adhesive name tags or a good old-fashioned black marker pen will do the trick.

At home, a peg system for wellies and trainers is a great idea for keeping pairs together when not being worn.

5. Maintenance is key

Year-round maintenance is the secret to keeping shoes looking better for longer.

Invest in a few basic polishes, brushes and sprays and a tin to store them all together. That way, it will be easier to keep to a routine of polishing shoes to keep the leather supple and moisturised.

For scuffs on leather, a good rub with polish should help considerably. With suede or nubuck try removing with a rubber eraser; for patent shoes, dab a tiny amount of nail polish remover (but always do a spot test first in an inconspicuous area).

Have a couple of pairs of laces handy for when one snaps, particularly for sports trainers and sneakers that take a little more rough and tumble than the average shoe.

Follow these simple steps and you may find you are not be spending so much money on replacement footwear.


Hats are the perfect accessory for kids to complement any look. Hats give perfect protection from the brutal dog days of summer. Sometimes, the best solution is a hat to fight off heat and the sun’s harmful rays. We have scouted twelve fashionable hats for little girls that are inexpensive and offer the best sun protection. I suggest buying several varieties and keeping them stored by your door, in your stroller, and in the car for use at a moment’s notice.

  1.  Beanies

Aww the sweet little knitted (or not) classic head cover is having its spotlight for quite sometime. You can either go for simple styles in basic colors, or have fun with the infinite number of designs, colors, beads/faux fur/sequins/studs appliques.

Styling tips:

 1) a classic black beanie can hide a bad hair day + pull together a cozy winter outfit.

2) A statement beanie (neon/bright colors, or cat-ears beanies) can instantly make an outfit more fun, quirky, edgy and cool.

2. Hats

The obsession in town right now is for wide brimmed hats, that somehow resemble witches’ hats, OR are a combo of the fedora + floppy style ones.

They instantly make an outfit more sophisticated and give that celebrity/star vibe to a look.


3.  Baseball Hats

Anytime. Anywhere. They can pretty much make anyone look trendy in a very effortless sort of way.

4. Faux Fur Hats


Kidband: The Kid Accessory for Your Childs’ Safety

Wearables aren’t just for adults anymore – more and more devices are adorning kids’ wrists, and the Kiband is another child-oriented device to toss in that bucket. The “smartband to keep kids close” is a wireless leash to ensure children don’t wander too far from their parents.

The Kidband is a water-resistant bracelet that’s half an inch thick and 0.75 inches wide. It uses a Bluetooth 4.1 chip to sync with a smartphone running the free Kiband app up to 200 feet away

Parents using the Kiband can set custom distance perimeters to make sure their children are within sight in different settings. For instance, a mother may not want too much of a gap between her and her child in a crowded mall during the holidays, but she may be OK with a larger gap at a local park.

When a child wearing the Kiband walks close to the edge of the designated perimeter set by the parent, the bracelet will vibrate to alert the child that they’re wandering too far for their parent’s liking. When a child crosses the edge of the set perimeter, the wristband and mobile app both sound an alarm to help the parent see where their child has wandered without having to take out their smartphone. The Kiband will also alert the parent when it’s submerged in water.

The Kiband app (currently only for iOS, though an Android version is in the works) can sync with up to six bands. The bracelet is available in two colors: blue and pink.

Vintage Hats :Hot Trend for Kids

Retro inspired styles come and go, and this fall they promise to be back in a big way. One look that is coming back is the vintage hat. Whether you like the classic fedora or the spunky driver cap, you can add a little retro flair to children’s clothes with a great hat.

When vintage looks come back into style, many people forget just how much pizazz they can add with a simple retro-inspired hat. Boys and girls alike can make their look really pop with a great hat. And this fall, every era is up for grabs. You can go really retro with a simple newsboy hat, that looks great on everyone. Or stay slightly more modern with a tie-die flower power cap.

Though caps are usually thought of as for boys only, even girls can get into the retro style. Give a nod to the 40s with a marabou feathered cap for a glamorous look when the weather begins to get chilly. Even the typical “boy hats”, such as a vintage inspired military cap, can look incredibly cute and sweet on a little girl. There is no reason to let gender get in the way of a great hat!

Of course, the hottest hat trend for this fall is the return of the fedora! Fedoras are classic hats that never really go out of style. They had a small come back during the summer months, but when fall gets underway fedoras will become a fashion staple. There is no better way to stay warm and stylish than with a bold fedora on your child’s head.

The retro hat is back, just in time for fall fashion. Kids of all ages can find a great hat to add some retro flair to their look and help keep out the cold. Why stick to boring old stocking caps to stay warm? There is an entire history of hat fashion ready to be worn again.


Mama’s & Papa’s out there, take note. There’s a new kid on the block and he’s doing it in style! Alonso Mateo is instantly becoming famous for his cute outfits and style. Obviously with a little help from his parents, Alonso is quickly becoming one of the most photographed kids during Fashion Week. We’ve found a few of our favourite looks from Alonso’s album, and thought we would share it with you.

From rock, to smart casual to the crisp look of a 3 piece suit, Mateo has managed to find a leather belt for all occasions – and he looks so cute! Check out his style below.

Gucci Leather Belt

Gucci Leather Belt

Gucci Leather Belt Gold/Tan

Gucci Leather Belt Gold/Tan





Best Foods For Baby (and What To Avoid)

It’s an exciting milestone when baby is ready for solids. But what should you feed him or her in the first year? The options are almost endless, but you can’t go wrong with these healthy choices.

When it comes to feeding baby, there’s no “Top 10” list of super foods for moms to print out, stick on the fridge and stick to. (Sorry!) But experts agree that limiting your little one to a few “best” foods in her first year (or any year, for that matter) would actually do her a disservice.


Bananas are full of carbohydrates, which provide sustained energy, as well as fiber to support a healthy digestive tract. They’re a perfectly portable baby food, as they come in their own easy-to-peel packaging. When serving bananas to young babies, make sure they are ripe and thoroughly mashed. Older babies can eat chopped bananas as finger food, but they should also be ripe so they’re easy for young eaters to mash and chew.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a good source of potassium, vitamin C, and fiber and an excellent source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that helps prevent certain types of cancer and mops up free radicals. Most babies prefer sweet potatoes over other vegetables because of their naturally sweet taste. When cooked and mashed, sweet potatoes make a smooth puree that’s easy to eat, even for babies who are just starting the to transition to solid foods.

Best Age for Sweet Potatoes: Six months and older


Avocados are sometimes thought of as a vegetable, but they are actually a fruit! They also contain more nutrients than any of their food-group kin. Avocados have the highest protein content of any fruit and are rich in monounsaturated fat — the “good” type of fat that helps prevent heart disease. Make sure you only serve Baby ripe avocados. Wash the outside, then remove the peel and mash well. Since they’re high in fat, avocados can quickly make your baby feel full, so just serve a little on the side with other foods, such as meat or chicken purees.

Best Age for Sweet Potatoes: Six months and older


Meat—like chicken, lamb or beef—is an excellent source of protein, as well as iron, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and zinc. Just make sure it’s pureed to a smooth texture. Try mixing the pureed meat with breast milk and a favorite veggie puree if you’re preparing it yourself, or buy plain pureed jarred meats.

Best Age for Meat: 7 to 10 months and older


Plain (not vanilla) whole-milk yogurt is another protein-rich option for baby—plus, it contains calcium and beneficial live active cultures.

Best Age for Yogurt: Nine months and older




Tempted to sweeten up baby’s bland pear sauce with a touch of honey? Don’t.  The tummies of babies under age one simply can’t deactivate the botulism spores that might be in honey. So avoid this food until baby has passed his or her first birthday.

Nuts and Peanuts

You can introduce small amounts of creamy—not chunky—peanut butter when your child is one year old (try spreading a thin layer on a cracker), but avoid nuts in whole form until he or she is 4 years old to prevent choking.

Cow’s Milk

Babies just can’t easily digest cow’s milk, which is one reason why experts recommend waiting until the one-year mark before offering it.



Cute Halloween Costumes for Girls

Scarecrow Halloween Costume


Queen Elsa from Frozen Halloween Costume


Little Red Riding Hood Halloween Costume


Snow White Halloween Costume


Ladybug Halloween Costume


Jack Skellington Halloween Costume


Super Woman Halloween Costume


Thanks giving Turkey Halloween Costume


Queen of hearts Halloween Costume



Scarves- The Perfect Accessory

There is no doubt that winter is the most fashionable season. We have a variety of pieces and combinations, from basic tones to bright and strong ones. Agreed?

But today let’s talk about one of the accessories that is a symbol of this season. Timeless and super versatile, it gives a modern and cool touch to everywhere you go. Our FK’s will inspire you to match new looks in different ways!

We’ve selected what we love, and each child is part of a unique context created to make our page more beautiful and generate a content that is rich in fashion and love!

Scarfs are our best friends during winter. Take it and use it freely as it’s an accessory that will make a difference in the eyes of those who like this child’s universe!