Author: Behind the News   Date Posted: 15 January 2017  

Often people try to change the way they look. It might be a new hair-style or trying to grow big muscles at the gym. But there's one part of your body that can also change shape depending on fashion. It's your feet. Experts are worried that kids cramming their toes into the wrong kind of footwear could lead to some big problems for their feet.

NATASHA THIELE, REPORTER: Choosing which shoe is right for you should take a bit more time and thought than this. But while we spend hours in shoe shops stressing over which shoes look the best, we spend far less time thinking about which ones are best for our feet.

Anna is a podiatrist, a ...

Author: Jo Studholme   Date Posted: 15 January 2017  


Date Posted: 12 January 2017  

Children's shoes are perhaps more important than they are for adults because young kids are still growing, developing, and slightly lacking in coordination. The shoes can protect them by minimizing slippage and providing padding against repeated jumping, running, or stomping. There are numerous factors involved when it comes to shopping for and selecting kids' shoes. It is not just a matter of going to the store or online and letting a child pick out the ones that they think look the coolest.

This guide will discuss 9 things to consider or do before purchasing any shoes. These steps will help parents find and select footwear that will promote safety and healthy development in th...

Author: The Australian Podiatry Association   Date Posted: 10 January 2017  

Development of Children's Feet

Children's feet differ from those of adults, as they are not yet fully formed. At 6 months of age the foot is still mostly cartilage, in fact the last bone doesn't begin until children are about 3 years old. By the time we turn 18 the bones have fully matured.


Babies feet only need protection in the cooler weather. Play suits with feet, socks or even natural fibre shoes can be used to keep little feet warm, they should always be loose around your babies feet. Allowing time for your baby to kick freely will help ensur...

Date Posted: 6 January 2017  

Tips & Advice for Choosing the Right Shoes for Children Here are some tips that will help you be certain that your children's shoes fit properly, and remove some of the nightmare elements of shopping for kids' shoes.

Here are some tips that will help you be certain that your children's shoes fit properly, and remove some of the nightmare elements of shopping for kids' shoes.

When to Buy New Shoes for Your Child

Unless yo...

Author:   Date Posted: 10 June 2016  

Keeping your baby cosy at night can be an ongoing challenge during the cooler months, and it can be hard to get them to stay under their covers. Sleeping bags are a great alternative to sheets, blankets and doonas, but choosing the right one is important. Just some of the questions you should ask include:

  • Does it have a TOG rating? 
  • What is it made of? 
  • Does it fit your baby snugly? 
  • Is it good quality? 

The range of 3.0 TOG Buggy Bags from Uh-Oh Sleeping bags feature...

Date Posted: 9 November 2015  

Pay in 4 Easy Payments with afterpay

How does afterpay work?

SKEANIE & uh-oh! and afterpay have teamed up to provide interest-free installment payments with no additional fees.

afterpay offers Australian customers the ability to pay in four equal payments over 60 days. All you need is a debit or credit card for instant approval.

Minimum order value of $50 and maximum order value of $1,000

Flexible Payment Options

The credit or debit card you provide will be automatically ch...

Author: Natasha Barber   Date Posted: 25 September 2015  

Myths and false information abound about children's shoes, and the footwear industry and even some pediatricians are not much help. The good news is once you understand what makes children's feet unique, finding the right shoes-often inexpensively-for kids is easy.

At birth, the newborn's foot is soft and flexible, and is loaded with fat. That fat cushions and protects our feet, but when we start to walk, the fat begins to disintegrate. In the coming decades, due to everyday walking-not to mention, perhaps tight fitting shoes-that fat will wear away allowing our foot bones and their rough edges to dig into our skin, often causing corns, callouses, blisters and other painful cond...

Author: Natasha Barber   Date Posted: 23 September 2015  

It’s been ten years since our children’s shoe company SKEANIE was born and the time has just flown. 

From small beginnings and a small amount of savings invested, we have now grown into a successful Australian business. This is something of which we are very proud of and it’s taken a great deal of work – success does take dedication and many late nights, but when it happens it is incredibly satisfying! 

What I love most is when we get feedback and stories from our customers about their families and how they are using our products – particularly the shoes. Comments like: “These shoes [infant SNUGs] were perfect for my 10 month old in the cold winter months las...

Author: Natasha Barber   Date Posted: 9 September 2015  

Founder of SKEANIE, Natasha Barber (40) from Southern Highlands, NSW is helping improve children’s motor skill development one step at a time. Boasting a hybrid entrepreneurial skill-set: strong academic accomplishments, business acumen and impressive leadership skills, Natasha has become an entrepreneurial figure and thought-leader in the fashion world, having launched SKEANIE- a range of light-weight shoes which set to transition little feet to the next stage.
After completing a Diploma of Financial Service at Deakin University, Natasha enjoyed a solid managerial career running her own IT/ Project Management; a career that helped to cultivate strateg...

Author: Leonardo da Vinci  

Great Foot Quotes

"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." Leonardo da Vinci

The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground. Buddha

Better slip with foot than tongue. Benjamin Franklin


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