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At The little Foothealth Lab we collect and share our 170 years of foothealth knowledge - it's where we measure, monitor, research and learn all about how little feet grow. Here you'll find everything you need to know to keep your child’s feet healthy and happy.

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Crawling
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School

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  • How Feet Grow

    Crawling

    When your baby starts to crawl, all the bones in their feet are still soft, they only have 23 forming bones protected by a layer of puppy fat.

    Crawling feet
  • How Feet Grow

    Cruising

    Once they're standing, the puppy fat layer keeps the soft bones safe until they fuse together later in childhood.

    Crawling feet
  • How Feet Grow

    Walking

    Feet are still growing up to two sizes per year at this point, and the soft bits are easy to bend out of shape.

    Crawling feet
  • How Feet Grow

    Pre-School

    Your child's foot shape will start to become clear, with growth of about two sizes per year until they're five.

    Crawling feet
  • How Feet Grow

    School

    By now the foot has 45 bone centres which will take another 10 or so years to fuse into the adult 26 bones. Growing has slowed down to about one size per year too!

    Crawling feet

170 years of foothealth knowledge

Over their lifetime, your child’s feet will take them four times round the world; growing, changing and developing every day from birth until your child reaches their late teens.

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