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Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Reviews/Giveaways | 42 comments

Green poo and new shoes

Here’s another thing they don’t tell you when you’re pregnant; alongside “being snotted and vomited on”, nestled between “being so tired you can’t remember your own name let alone that of your children” and “losing any sense of dignity you once had”, lies the fact that you will become an expert in poo and shoes.
There should be a set of commandments just for parents – thou shalt feel guilty for the rest of your life, thou shalt become intimately acquainted with the shipping forecast and other nightly pursuits and thou shalt become obsessed with poo and smell your baby’s nappies.
Little man has green poo at the moment, every shade from puse to khaki. I’d like to say that as an experienced mummy I haven’t been obsessing about it but you know I’d be lying. It’s an inbuilt mechanism, part of our evolution; mothers worry. He’s fine of course, although it took a visit to the health visitor to rest my mind (OH’s “I told you so” is still ringing in my ears). A symptom of a developing digestion and a greedy guts who loves his mummy milk (that’s ma boy).
Then there’s his feet. They’re huge. Well not HUGE, not giant size, that would be odd. But bigger than you’d think. And certainly bigger than the makers of most of his sleepsuits expected them to be. At 10 weeks old he’s already in size 3-6 months purely because his feet have outgrown the smaller sizes. On a positive note this means that he can now start wearing the gorgeous Inch Blue baby shoes that we were recently sent to review.
Aren’t they fabulous? Not strictly necessary of course, he’s hardly going to jump up and start stomping around the room after all, but sooo cute. And great for keeping his socks on (what is is with socks and baby feet by the way? They’re like opposing magnets pushing each other away such that they never stay on for more than about five minutes). What I particularly like about Inch Blue shoes is their quality; super soft leather, soft seams, elasticated so that baby doesn’t shed them in the middle of the road, leather soles so toddling babies don’t slip and, unusually these days, they are made by hand in the UK.

There are loads of great designs with cool names like Vintage Chic for girls and Beach Boy for little lads and at £18 for the 0-6 month old size and free UK delivery they made wonderful gifts for mums-to-be and new babies. They also have designs up to age 6 though so older children don’t have to miss out. I know this because two of my friends bought me two pairs in bigger sizes too. Mwah!

Inch Blue shoes for babies are available from but wait! I’m delighted that Inch Blue have offered me a pair of their soft leather shoes to give away to one lucky reader. It’s easy to enter using the Rafflecopter widgety thing below. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer, terms and conditions and the all-important small print: I was sent a pair of Inch Blue Baby shoes to review and a pair of soft leather shoes (not gift sets or sheepskin booties) to give away. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own. This giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 or over, one entry per household. There is no cash alternative. The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen, again at random using Rafflecopter. You DO NOT have to subscribe to Bod for tea or like my or follow me on as part of your entry.

ThePrizeFinder – UK Competitions

  • CaroleHeidi

    Cute! Baby shoes are my weakness – they make me so broody…

  • Fiona Cowieson

    Got to be animal magic – particularly the Giraffes – just so cute and I love the way each is slightly different.

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  • Rebecca Phillips

    i LOVE the silver/black skull ones!

  • Simon Grundy

    Animal magic !

  • Isabel O’Brien

    The Giraffe Cream ones under Animal Magic section. They’re very very very cute.

  • Jennifer Toal

    Squeak rose pink

  • Tracy Hanson

    Fawn baby pink/tan – hard decision though. Good luck to everyone :) :D x

  • Brian McDaid


    Union Jack Blue/Coral (2145) ones….. They are all so cute !

  • Emma Dora Louise Thackery

    Sailor White/Baby Blue (1822) they are gorge!

  • Jessica Agyin

    Ellie & Baby Grape (2420) love this as its my daughters fav animal

  • Ben

    It has to be the ones with the trains on :)

  • Anna

    We like fab Elephant Baby shoes

  • MyMillsBaby

    Oooh these are pretty -714020690:disqus

  • Olivia Kirby
  • Kathy Cakebread

    ellie & baby grape

  • Michelle Dootson

    Horse Baby Pink

  • Michaela Turner

    I love the ‘are we there yet’ range, esp the firetruck red/blue ones

  • tsinclair

    I love the Giraffe Cream ones, because we all love giraffes, especially my little granddaughter who the shoes would be for, if I won!

  • Karen

    I am waiting to meet my first grandchild and the thought of their little feet wrapped in the softest leather makes me smile

  • Emma Bradshaw

    I like the ladybird ones – very sweet and will match with lots as have red and pink on!

  • chantelle hazelden

    little cupcake so cute and will match my little ones taggy blanket

  • Attachment Mummy

    I love the Russian doll ones, crazy about matrioshkii here!

  • Natalie White

    I love the white bunting ones – so sweet!

  • Anonymous

    One word,superdooper what an amazing production of shoes, xxxx

  • Louise Nicole Hutchings
    Awww I love the little barney chocolate owl shoes. I love stuff with owls on and these are just Twit Twoo cute :-)

  • sharon griffin

    i love the little cupcake baby shoes in pink and chocolate because i love cupcakes and my little niece would look so sweet in them x

  • Sarah H

    My baby boy was bought some with a caterpillar on them – gorgeous!

  • suewilly

    love the Car shoes in Turquoise/Chocolate

  • janine atkin

    i love the cow shoes from the farmyard friends section

  • Annie Brookes

    i love these
    Cwtch Tan (1530) they are lovely xx

  • Bec D’owney

    little barney chocolate owl shoes – so TWEET!

  • Happy Homebird

    Starry grey/navy as I love stars.