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Baby jelly sandals for your next summer holiday

Jelly Sandals

With summer in full swing and so many beautiful British beaches to enjoy right here in the UK, we can’t wait to have a paddle in the (freezing cold) sea with our baby. 

Jelly shoes are a must have if you’re heading to the beach. Not only do they look super adorable on little feet, but they also protect your baby’s delicate feet from any stones or hard shells that might be lurking under the sand. 

They're often very cushioned underfoot with adjustable buckles or velcro straps for growing feet. They also have closed-in toe protection to look after little toes while allowing the feet to breath and stay free when in the water. 

With so many cute and stylish options, we’ve narrowed down some of the best jelly sandal options for you to shop ahead of your summer holidays.


The best baby jelly sandals

These are perfect for paddling in shallow water or playing in fountains. They fasten with a simple vecro strap for ease and this particular pair come with cushioning underfoot in pink. 

Available in sizes: UK 6-12

Fastening: Velcro 

One reviewer said: 'My daughter absolutely loves these shoes. She's very fussy with shoes but she hasn't complained once and said they are very comfortable and they fit lovely.'


These bright jellies come in a summery yellow shade with a yellow polkadot footbed. With an adjustable buckle strap and non-slip sole, they're ideal for little adventurers. 

Available sizes: UK 2-5

Fastening: Buckle 

These Peppa Pig themed sandals are perfect for the little Peppa fan in your life. With a fun glittery design and additional padding for comfort and flexible soles, these shoes are ready for a summer adventure. 

Available in sizes: UK 3-9

Fastening: Buckle

One reviewer said: 'Absolutely adorable. I ordered size 4 for my twin girls, they are slightly big but since they do half sizes, it should be ok. They haven't been worn outside yet so I can't tell how durable they are, but I hope they last for what's left of this summer. Meant to be for paddling pool too.'

With a really thick and durable sole to protect little feet, they're super durable and come with a removable foam insole for better fit and comfort. They're also available in five different colours so you can find the perfect pair to suit your tot. 

Available in sizes: 18-30

Fastening: Buckle 

One reviewer said: 'These are the third pair I have bought. I love that they are supportive and comfortable. They are a little big, maybe half a size bigger than average.'

We love these glittery rainbow sandals. Not only do they look fantastic, they come with plenty of cushioning underfoot for added comfort. 

Available in sizes: 3-12

Fastening: Buckle 

One reviewer said: 'My toddler loves these jellies. They are well made and have a cushioned sole. Unfortunately they are slightly too large, so they rub slightly on her ankle. This could be user error, but her size 7 trainers fit more snug, so think these just come up a bit large. The buckle can be a bit fiddly to close when you have an impatient wiggly toddler. If they were velcro close they would be perfect. They are a firm favourite though.'

These are a brilliant option if you're looking for something a little smarter. With nine different colour options to choose from, these have a velcro fastening disguised as a buckle! They're fully waterproof for a paddle in the see but will also look smart if you head out for dinner. 

Available in sizes: 20-28

Fastening: Velcro

One reviewer said: 'Great quality for a good price! Lovely colours and my little girls loves wearing them, they seem comfy for her and easy to get on and off.'

Your little fashionista will love these glittery jelly sandals with its River Island logo on the front. With the caged shape around the foot, your little baby's feet will be able to breeth in the hot weather and when in water. 

Available in sizes: UK 3-13

Fastening: Buckle 

Featuring a woven design on top and coming in a lovely mint green colour, these sandals are excellent for your next summer escape. With a frosted finish, these scandi style jellies from Next will look super stylish on any little one. 

Available in sizes: 3-12

Fastening: Buckle 

One reviewer said: 'Couldn’t recommend enough I bought both colours, good quality and true to size.'

These sturdy jellies will keep their feet comfy and protected whether they're paddling in the sea or chilling poolside. Available in three different colours with a basket design, they fasten easily with velcro. 

Available in sizes: 4-9

Fastening: Velco

One reviewer said: 'These shoes are fab for by the pool in the summer - they do come up large I find though so size down!'

  • Author: Lorna White Lorna White
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Lorna is the digital executive and regular contributor for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website which specialises in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, she has now brought her expertise to the UK's #1 leading pregnancy and parenting magazine. Lorna specialises on a range of topics from potty training and nutrition, to everything and anything that will keep your tot occupied!

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