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When Should You Put Shoes on Your Baby?
Proper foot development in the early stages of life sets the foundation for a lifetime of healthy movement. So, the question arises: when should you put shoes on your baby?
Fostering Independence in Children: Why It Matters More Than You Think
Fostering Independence in Children: Why It Matters More Than You Think In a world where parents often feel pressured to hover over their children, fostering independence might seem like an overlooked virtue. Yet, allowing our young ones to navigate the...
Embracing Rainy Days: Fun Activities for Kids Under the Drizzle
Embracing the rain opens up a world of possibilities for exciting and memorable experiences. So, grab your rain boots and umbrellas because we're about to dive into some fun activities to enjoy with your kids under the drizzle.
Embarking on Adventures with Your Kids: Building Bonds and Making Memories
There's something truly magical about embarking on adventures with your children. Whether it's a hike through the wilderness, a road trip to a new destination, or exploring a hidden gem in your own city, adventures provide opportunities for bonding, learning, and creating lasting memories together. 
School holiday activities to do with your kids
School holidays are a wonderful opportunity for families to bond and create lasting memories together. Whether you're looking for indoor activities to beat the heat or outdoor adventures to explore nature, there's something for everyone. Here are ten engaging activities to enjoy with your kids during the school holiday break.
Walking Lightly: The Environmental Benefits of Quality Footwear
In the hustle and bustle of modern life, it's easy to overlook the environmental consequences of seemingly mundane choices, such as the shoes we wear. Yet, the footwear industry is one of the most significant contributors to environmental degradation and waste. From the production of materials to the disposal of worn-out shoes, each step in the lifecycle of footwear leaves its mark on the planet.
What is the APMA Seal of Acceptance and why does it matter?
We are very excited to share that our Pretty Brave 1st Walker and Child footwear range  (excluding Puddle boots) has been granted the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of acceptance on our new collection “The Tree House”. 
Colouring in for the Summer Holidays
We know the school holidays can be long (and the weather is not always nice outside), so we've created a selection of Pretty Brave colouring in illustrations that you can download for your kids, inspired by our Milk Bar SS23/24...
The Importance of Colours in Children's Development
Colours are all around us, and they play a crucial role in our lives from a very young age. For children, colours are not only captivating and visually stimulating, but they also have a significant impact on their development and...
Spring into Action: Fun Outdoor Activities with Kids to Keep Them Moving
As the weather warms up and flowers bloom, spring offers the perfect opportunity to get your kids outdoors for some active and engaging playtime. With the days getting longer and nature coming to life, there's no shortage of exciting movement-based activities to enjoy with your little ones. 
The Importance of Natural Movement for Kids' Feet
Children are naturally curious, constantly exploring the world around them. Their feet play a crucial role in this exploration, acting as the foundation for their overall development.
Organic Cotton vs. Non-Organic Cotton
In recent years, the fashion industry has been increasingly conscious of its impact on the environment and human health. One pivotal choice is between organic and non-organic cotton. 
Discover what's new on the menu...

For our Summer 2023/24, we've put a playful spin on the nostalgic Milk Bar and serve up an epic range of summer footwear styles for kids aged 0 through to 8 years.

A sneak peek of our upcoming summer collection
When designing the range, Sarah wanted to ensure she had the right balance of fun, playful prints mixed in with the classic, timeless designs which Pretty Brave are known for.