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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.

Pre-Walking

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0-12 months >

Pre-School

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2-4 years >

Useful facts for parents

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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.

How feet grow

Cruising

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

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.

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.

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!

Technology

Find out more about our kids shoe technology, like Max Spring FX and Air Spring FX.

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