Frequently Asked Questions
Our most frequently asked questions should give you a quick solution to most queries
If I place an order from the UK or an EU country for delivery to the EU will I have to pay import duty and taxes?
Orders from the UK and EU countries being delivered to EU countries will not be subject to import duty and taxes. JoJo Maman Bébé will pay these on your behalf.
If I add gift wrap to my order, which takes the total to over £39, will I not have to pay the standard delivery charge?
We’re sorry but gift wrap is a service not a product, so the £6 we charge will not go towards your order total. Therefore if the items in your bag total less than £39 before you add gift wrap, you will still have to pay the £3.95 standard delivery charge.
Does adding an item to my bag reserve it?
No, we’re afraid not, nothing in your basket is reserved. If there is only one item left and it sells out before you begin the checkout process then an ‘out of stock’ message will be shown on the checkout page and you’ll have to remove the item from your basket before being able to proceed through the checkout. If more stock is expected an estimated despatch date will be shown on the checkout page.
I’ve placed more than one JoJo order; can you combine them?
We’re so sorry but that’s not possible due to the system we use. As long as an order is not being processed yet we can cancel it for you or add items though.
There is something missing from my parcel. Why?
If everything is in stock at the time your order is placed all the items will be despatched in one parcel.
If an item is due back in shortly we will ship everything else to you and send that one item later, to prevent you having to wait for all your lovely JoJo items. Your invoice will tell you what is to follow.
If an item is out of stock and only available to pre-order, a blue speech bubble will appear on the product page indicating when the item will be back in our warehouse. We will also remind you before you check out.
Can I track my order?
Yes, we send all our parcels via a tracked service in the UK. You will find the tracking number for either My EVRi or DPD in your Despatch Confirmation Email.
You can also follow the progress of your order and access your delivery tracking link from your JoJo account or our track my order page using your order number and the email you have used to place your order.
Can I add to, upgrade delivery or cancel my order once it has been placed?
We’re sorry but once an order has been placed it’s too late to make any changes. Our system is fully automated which means your order goes straight to the warehouse or store for processing so we are unable to amend or cancel it.
Can I have a gift receipt?
If you would like a gift receipt, please Contact Us and place your order over the telephone.
Can I collect my online order from my local JoJo store?
Yes, you can order online and collect from one of our JoJo stores.
Can I pre-order an item?
Once the item is on its way to us from our factory it will show as available to ‘pre-order’ on our website with an estimated delivery date. Please be aware that this date may change for reasons beyond our control, such as delays in shipping, customs or quality control inspections. If you do pre-order you will be notified by email should the estimated despatch date change. You will be able to cancel the pre-ordered item at any time before it is in a ‘Preparing Order’ status.
PROMOTIONS AND DISCOUNTS
Can you tell me more about your multibuy offers?
If you buy more than one of some of our products you can benefit from a multibuy discount.
On our website, any style or product which is part of a multibuy is highlighted with a green logo. They won’t all be included in the same multibuy though – you cannot just mix and match any products that have a green logo. For example, our striped baby leggings are part of one multibuy offer and our extra thick leggings are part of another. You cannot buy one of each and get the £5 off.
To find out which items are included in a multibuy you will need to look at the green banner on the product page.
If it simply says ‘Buy 2 Save £5’ or ‘3 for 2’ then only the product on that page (including all colour options) is included.
If the banner says ‘Buy 2 Save £5 – View All’ or ‘Buy 2 for £15 – View All’ for example, then click on it and a new page will appear with all the items included in that offer. The multibuy saving will be automatically applied at the checkout.
Please note, if you add a discount code to your order at checkout it will override the multibuy offer. Please check which option is best for you – the multibuy or the discount code – then amend your order to suit.
My promotional code has taken the order total below £39 – will I have to pay the standard delivery charge now?
Unfortunately yes, our system will automatically add on the delivery charge of £3.95 if the order total drops below £39 once the promotional code is added.
How do I apply a promotional code?
If you have a promotional code it may be used on the ‘My Bag’ page, at checkout. Please note, we are unable to add a promotional code to an order after it has been placed.
Do you have a promotional code I can use?
Sadly no, these are offered from time to time to customers who have ‘Opted In’ to receiving our news. Should you wish to sign up to our promotional mailings and emails please sign into your account and amend your ‘Communication Preferences’.
I recently placed an order but have just had a promotional code emailed to me. Could you apply the discount to my order now?
We regret that we cannot apply promotional codes retrospectively so your only option is to return your order for refund and place a new one. However, please be mindful that stock sells through quickly when we have a discount offer live.
The item I purchased a few days ago at full price has now been discounted – can you refund the difference?
We’re sorry but we cannot refund the difference. If the item you purchased is still brand new in its original packaging then you can return it to us for a refund within 30 days and buy the item again at the lower price.
How do I get my 10% off for signing up to the JoJo newsletter?
When you subscribe to our newsletter you will receive an email containing your discount code. You may receive an initial email to confirm that you have subscribed; in order to receive your discount you will need to click to confirm your subscription. Once you are ready to place your order, enter your code at the checkout where it says ‘Got a promotional code?’ and click ‘Apply’. If you do not receive an email upon signing up, be sure to check your junk mail and add us to your safe sender list. Please note that if you are already subscribed you will not receive a welcome email as this is only for new subscribers.
Can I use a promotional code when purchasing items on a multibuy offer?
No, only one promotional discount is permitted per order. Once you add a promotional code it will override any other offer, including multibuy offers. Please check which option is best for you - the multibuy or the discount code - then amend your order to suit. Please be mindful that discount codes will not work on sale items.
Do you have a refer a friend scheme?
Yes, and this is how it works… If you would like to recommend JoJo to your friends or family:
• Sign up to our refer-a-friend scheme via the pop-up box that appears after you make an online purchase. If you miss that you can visit here.
• Share us with your friends by link, email, on Facebook, Twitter or simply by using your name.
• When they place an order for more than £30 via www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk YOU will then get 15% off YOUR next order as a thank you for telling others about JoJo. Your friend will get a reward too. Please note, it must be your friend’s first online order.
• You’ll get an email from Mention Me - who manage our referral scheme - when someone is successfully referred, they have placed their first order, it's been despatched and the full returns period has passed.
• You have 3 months from the date you are given the code to use it to get 15% off your next order via www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk.
• You can refer up to 5 others within 24 hours (or up to 25 within 12 months) and you will get 15% off an order for each friend that orders with us.
If your friend has referred you and you have never shopped with JoJo online before:
• Have a look at our website and choose some lovely items worth more than £30.
• In the ‘My Bag’ page click the link on the right-hand side that says, ‘Been referred by a friend’.
• Type their name into the box, and if there are multiple people with the same name it will ask you to enter your friend’s email address to differentiate between them.
• Your code will appear on the screen and it will also be emailed to you. You have 10 days to use the code which entitles you to a free gift or money off your order (depending on the current promotion.) You will need to spend at least £30.
• Before completing your order, enter this code in the ‘Got a promotional code?’ box, also on the right-hand side of the ‘My Bag’ page.
• You will see the free gift or the discount appear in your basket.
• Once your order has been despatched, the person who referred you will then get their own reward too!
I just bought some items from you and they have now gone into the Sale – can you refund me the price difference?
We’re sorry but we’re unable to process a refund for the price difference now the item(s) have gone into our Sale.
If you would like to return the item(s) for a refund and then re-buy them to benefit from the reduced Sale price, you have 30 days from receipt to send the original items back via post (online orders only) or to take them to a store.
When you sell an item in more than one colour or design – will all of the options be in the Sale?
Not necessarily. For some products it may be that one or two colours or designs remain at full price.
To find out if your preferred colour/design is reduced, please click on the relevant option below the product code and the correct price for that colour/design will be shown.
Could my Sale order be shipped in more than one parcel?
We always try to pack and despatch all the items in your order in one parcel. However, during Sale it may be that some items are only found in one of our stores which means the order will split and you will have one or more parcels delivered to you.
All parcels will be fully tracked and you will only pay one delivery fee if applicable.
Will my discount code work against Sale items?
No, discount codes will not work on Sale items.
Is there a Sale in your stores too?
Yes, there is! You will find some great deals in our JoJo stores during Sale.
What is your returns policy during Sale?
Sale items must be returned within 14 days of receipt for a refund or exchange. Online orders can be returned via post to our warehouse or taken to one of our stores. Store purchases need to be returned to a JoJo store.
Will my sale order arrive before Christmas?
Our last order dates for Christmas have passed. Any orders that are placed during the sale will arrive after Christmas.
What are your delivery timescales?
Please look at the Delivery section of the website to get the full details, but in brief:
Standard delivery is approximately 2-4 working days for UK mainland. During busy periods or adverse weather this may take longer, in which case we will highlight the delay online whenever possible.
Next Working Day delivery is available for UK mainland deliveries placed by 5pm weekdays. Please note Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays are not working days. During exceptionally busy periods or adverse weather this service may be suspended without notice.
Can I have an order delivered to the Highlands and Islands via Next Working Day delivery?
Please check our Delivery section to get the full information, but in brief our Next Working Day delivery is not available outside mainland UK.
How do I know if my order has been despatched?
First, you should have received an Order Confirmation email within minutes of placing your order. If you did not, please check your spam or junk folder.
You will receive a Despatch Confirmation email once your parcel is on its way to you. If there is a delay you will hear from us via email. If you have not received any emails from us, please Contact Us, since it looks like something has gone wrong.
What happens to my parcel if I’m not home?
If EVRi aren’t able to successfully deliver your parcel, they can request a neighbour sign for it, or they may have authorisation to leave the parcel in a safe place. If they have taken it back to the depot instead, they will attempt to re-deliver it to you three times. If you missed the delivery, please follow the instructions on the card left by the driver.
If your parcel is being delivered by DPD and we have your email address and mobile telephone number, you will have received a text or email with a 1-hour delivery time slot. If you are not available, reply to the message authorising delivery to a neighbour, leaving in a safe place or redelivery another day as DPD will only attempt delivery once.
If they are unable to deliver your parcel it will be taken to a local collection point where you will have seven days to collect it before it is returned to JoJo and you will be refunded.
UPS and DHL will also send you a 1-hour delivery window if you have given us your email address and mobile telephone number. If you aren’t in, please follow the instructions on the calling card left by the driver.
If you did not receive a card please Contact Us.
Do you offer a Click & Collect service
Yes, you can order online and collect from one of our JoJo stores. When your order arrives at the store, we’ll send you an email to let you know it’s ready to collect and we’ll hold your items for 7 days. Your order will not be eligible for Click & Collect if it contains a gift card, an item on pre-order or something that is too heavy. For full details please go to the Delivery section of our website.
Do you offer an express service for international deliveries?
We are able to offer a one-day express service to a number of European countries and a next-day service to the USA via DHL. Please select the country you require on the Delivery section for full details.
Can I exchange an item without proof of purchase?
You may exchange a JoJo branded item in store without proof of purchase providing it is in a saleable condition preferably with tags attached. You will be offered an exchange to the value of the current in store selling price.
Any products from other brands which have been purchased at JoJo may not be exchanged without a proof of purchase.
How long do I have to return an item?
Full priced items should be returned within 30 days of receipt for a refund. Sale items should be returned within 14 days of receipt for a refund. They must be in a saleable condition with tags attached.
Can I return items purchased in your Outlet Stores?
Yes, however please note that discounted outlet store purchases are ‘sold as seen’ and may be exchanged within 14 days at an Outlet Store only, you cannot return for a refund and you cannot return to a regular JoJo store.
Anything purchased full price from an Outlet Store comes under our standard returns policy and can be returned to any JoJo store for exchange or refund. NB: For hygiene reasons certain items (as listed in the product information) may not be returned.
How do I return an order placed online or via mail order?
You may return items to a JoJo store, by our DPD or EVRi Returns Services or by post or courier making sure you use a tracked service. Please note, large or high value items including furniture, stairgates, cribs and smart devices need to be returned to our warehouse at your own expense, our stores are unable to accept them due to space restrictions (see the individual product pages for details).
Your return will be processed for refund or exchange providing it is in saleable condition, preferably in its original packaging and has the tags attached. All returns remain your responsibility until such time that we have receipted the parcel back into our warehouse.
NB: For hygiene reason certain items (as listed in the product information) may not be returned.
How do I return an item purchased from a JoJo Store?
Items purchased from our stores need to be returned to a store for a refund or exchange. Full priced items should be returned within 30 days of purchase with proof of purchase. Sale items should be returned within 14 days. NB: For hygiene reasons certain items (as listed in the product information) may not be returned.
How long does your guarantee last for?
With regular levels of wear and tear JoJo clothing and products should last. How long they last is subjective and will naturally depend on how they are used. Should you consider an item faulty please return it within 90 days and any concerns will be considered on a case by case basis. Third party branded items may come with a manufacturer’s warranty, please check the packaging for the relevant information. This does not affect your statutory rights.
Do you offer free returns as standard for online or mail order purchases?
You can return the majority of items to any of our JoJo stores for a refund or exchange completely free, but if you return them via post you will need to pay the postage. Please note, large or high value items including furniture, stairgates, cribs and smart devices need to be returned to our warehouse, our stores are unable to accept them due to space restrictions. (see the individual product pages for details).
We offer a fully tracked returns service with either EVRi or DPD for a small fee. The full details are on the Returns section of our website.
NB: For hygiene reason certain items (as listed in the product information) may not be returned.
Can I return underwear if it doesn’t fit?
We understand how important it is that your underwear fits you perfectly so as long as the item is in perfect condition, hasn’t been worn and is in its original packaging then yes you can return it to us for exchange or refund.
The only exceptions are the packs of disposable knickers that we sell which cannot be returned once opened.
How can I return my Start-Rite shoes if purchased online?
You can return your Start-Rite shoes to any JoJo store which stocks the Start-Rite collection. The list of stores are: Amersham, Balham, Belfast, Berkhamsted, Beverley, Blackheath, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Chester, Chiswick, Crouch End, Didcot, Dorchester, Dublin, Edinburgh (Hanover Street), Farnham, Glasgow, Guildford, Haywards Heath, Hitchin, Horsham, Kingston, Lincoln, Market Harborough, Morpeth, Newbury, Reading, Reigate, Sevenoaks, St Albans, Stamford, Stoke Newington, Taunton, Tunbridge Wells, Wilmslow, Wimbledon, Winchester, Windsor, Witney, York.
Alternatively, they can be returned by post to our warehouse; you will find a returns form included on the delivery note enclosed with your order.
How can I buy a JoJo gift card?
You can buy a gift card in any of our UK stores, from our website or by calling our Customer Service team on 0333 240 0700.
How much money can I put on a JoJo gift card?
Gift cards can be purchased for any value from a minimum of £10 up to a maximum of £500.
How are JoJo gift cards delivered?
If you choose to have a JoJo gift card posted to an address we will send it out via recorded delivery to ensure it is received safely. If you ordered other items from JoJo, as well as your gift card, these will arrive separately.
How quickly will an email gift card arrive?
An email gift card should be received within a couple of hours of ordering, providing all of the information we have received is correct. If any issues occur with email gift cards our Customer Service team will contact the sender as soon as possible.
Where can I use my JoJo gift card?
You can redeem your gift card in any of our UK stores, online or by calling our Customer Service team on 0333 240 0700.
How do I know if my gift card has been activated?
Your gift card is activated when it is purchased and is ready to use straightaway. If you are not sure of the value of your gift card, your balance can be checked online here. Your balance can also be checked in store or by calling our Customer Service team on 0333 240 0700.
How long is my gift card valid for?
JoJo gift cards will expire 24 months after the date of issue.
How can I check my gift card balance?
Your gift card balance can be viewed online by clicking here. Your balance can also be checked in store or by calling our Customer Service team on 0333 240 0700.
What happens if my gift card balance is less than the value of my order?
If the value of your order is more than the value of your gift card you can choose to pay the balance by credit or debit card or via PayPal if you are ordering online.
What happens if I return something that I have bought with a JoJo gift card?
When we have received your returned item(s) we will refund your original gift card if it is still active. If your card is no longer active we will give you a new gift card to the value of your returned item(s).
What happens if my JoJo gift card is damaged, lost or stolen?
If your card is damaged when you receive it please call our Customer Service team on 0333 240 0700. We are only able to replace gift cards that have been registered and cannot be responsible or accept liability for lost or stolen cards that have not been registered. We will send a replacement card to your registered address for the value of the balance on the card at the time you report the card lost or stolen.
Why is it important to register my JoJo gift card?
JoJo gift cards should be treated as cash. We recommend that you register your gift card online as this will provide protection should your card become lost, stolen or damaged. We can only provide a replacement gift card if it has been registered with us. Cards can be registered by clicking here.
Can I still use my paper JoJo vouchers?
We will no longer issue paper JoJo vouchers but they can still be used online and in store until the expiry date shown on the voucher.
Can I have my order gift wrapped?
Yes, you can. Look out for this icon “ “ to make sure the service is available with your chosen items. Select the gift wrap option at checkout, then choose which items you would like gift wrapped, which wrapping paper you would like – there are four designs – and write your gift message of up to 100 characters.
We will remove any prices, wrap your gift with the matching card and then post it either to you or directly to the recipient.
Please note, some items are unsuitable for our gift wrap service due to their size.
We will always try to use your choice of Gift Wrap design, but in the unlikely event that the design has sold out we will use the most suitable alternative to ensure your gift delivery is not delayed.
May I gift wrap several items in one order?
The gift wrap service is for one gift wrap per order, however you may add several items into the gift. If you wish to order several different gifts, to be individually wrapped, you will need to place separate orders and each one will be charged the gift wrap fee and (where relevant) a delivery fee.
We regret that we cannot consolidate the individual gifts into one order.
Could my gift wrapped order come in two or more parcels?
We always try to pack and despatch all the items in your order in one parcel. However, on occasion the last item of stock is only found in one of our stores which means the order will split and you will have one or more parcels delivered to you.
Each part of the gift will come gift wrapped and you will only be charged one gift wrap service fee and (where relevant) one delivery fee.
May I add other items to my order along with my gift wrapped items?
Yes, if you wish to take advantage of our gift wrap service and add in some items for yourself which should not be included in the gift wrap, you may do so.
At checkout, just tick the items you wish to have gift wrapped (in one parcel) and leave the items which you do not wish to be gift wrapped unticked. This way we know which ones to wrap.
Can you gift wrap a Click & Collect order for me?
Yes, that’s no problem. We will wrap it and write a card for you before you collect the gift from your chosen store.
Is the gift-wrapping paper recyclable?
Yes. It is uncoated paper so can be fully recycled after use. We do hope the recipient will take care to open the gift and re-use the paper and raffia ribbon themselves first too – before it then ends up in the recycling.
Is your gift wrap service available in-store too?
Yes, our gift wrapping service is available in our stores. Shop for your gift and choose your gift wrap design and our store team will wrap your gift at the till.
I have purchased one of your sleeping bags and the neckline appears to be very small – is this faulty?
No they aren’t faulty and please be assured they are safe. The UK and EU regulations for sleeping bags were updated so everyone who sells them has had to reduce the size of their necklines to keep in line with these strict legal requirements.
Adhering to this guidance allows our products to ensure the safest sleep environment for your little one.
If you purchase one of our sleeping bags we recommend you try it on your little one before removing the labels. If you feel it is not suitable you can therefore still return it for a full refund in line with our Returns Policy.
Where can I find more product information?
There is plenty of product information on each item on our website. You may need to scroll down the page to see all product information and reviews. However, if you need any further assistance please Contact Us.
Why has my favourite JoJo item shrunk in the wash?
Most shrinkage is unfortunately due to the washing instructions on the care label not being followed correctly or drying knitwear items in the tumble dryer which agitates the fibres.
All of our garments go through rigorous testing to ensure the best quality and durability. If the care labels are followed correctly our clothing will stand the test of time.
Please read our washing and care instructions for more information
My clothing has bobbled, is it faulty?
Contrary to popular belief, pilling (or bobbling) is not due to poor quality clothing. Bobbles appear after washing and are simply caused by friction from a rough washing cycle or abrasion from wear. Almost all knitwear will bobble at some stage, but you can easily remove bobbles with the JoJo Knitwear Comb.
Why don’t you sell age 5-6 clothing in your stores?
If you’re looking for age 5-6 clothing, a small range is available in a selection of our stores. In order to purchase from our complete range, we recommend shopping online though.
Can a store post an item to me?
We’re sorry but our stores are not able to post items at a customer’s request.
Can you transfer an item from one store to another?
Unfortunately this isn’t possible.
I can see JoJo has started to sell boxes of chocolate brownies – who is making them?
These delicious brownies are made by Gower Cottage Brownies. You can order chocolate or chocolate orange and they do a gluten free one too!
Can I send them as a gift?
Yes, they make the perfect gift! Each pack of brownies is sent in a beautifully designed JoJo cardboard sleeve - and you can have a gift message printed on it too!
If I order some JoJo items and some brownies, will they be despatched in the same parcel?
No, unfortunately they won’t. To make sure that you receive the freshest, tastiest brownies, they will be shipped directly from Gower Cottage Brownies within two working days, so will arrive in a separate parcel from your JoJo one.
If I change my mind about my brownie order, can I return them?
No, as they are food items, they are non-returnable.
If I have any issues with my brownies, do I contact JoJo or Gower Cottage Brownies?
We hope you won’t be disappointed with your delicious treats but if you do have any issues, please contact the JoJo Customer Service team here.
Can I use discount codes when ordering Brownies?
Unfortunately our JoJo discount codes are not valid when ordering Gower Cottage Brownies.
Can I purchase Biscuiteers biscuits in a JoJo store as well as online?
No, these delicious biscuits are currently available online only.
If I order some Biscuiteers biscuits, how long will they be fresh for?
All biscuits have a minimum of one month’s shelf life from the moment they leave for delivery. If you’re not sure, please check the best before date – it’s stamped on the underside of each tin or box.
Can I send them as a gift?
Absolutely! Our exclusive gift wrapping service is available on all biscuits – and you can have a gift message printed on it too!
If I change my mind about my biscuit order, can I return them?
No, as they are food items, they are non-returnable. We hope you won’t be disappointed with your biscuit treats, but if you do have any issues, please contact the JoJo Customer Service team here.
Can I use discount codes when ordering Biscuiteers biscuits?
Unfortunately our JoJo discount codes are not valid when ordering Biscuiteers biscuits.
Where can I find allergy advice for these biscuits?
A full list of ingredients can be found on each product’s page, with allergens highlighted in bold. Please note that all biscuits are made in kitchens in which Biscuiteers also prepare lots of delicious things that include nuts, peanuts, soya and sesame seeds.
Can I order Biscuiteers for international delivery?
No, we are afraid Biscuiteers biscuits are currently available for delivery to the UK only.
Which JoJo stores are stocking Start-Rite shoes?
Start-Rite shoes are currently available in store at the following locations: Amersham, Balham, Belfast, Berkhamsted, Beverley, Blackheath, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Chester, Chiswick, Crouch End, Didcot, Dorchester, Dublin, Edinburgh (Hanover Street), Farnham, Glasgow, Guildford, Haywards Heath, Hitchin, Horsham, Kingston, Lincoln, Market Harborough, Morpeth, Newbury, Reading, Reigate, Sevenoaks, St Albans, Stamford, Stoke Newington, Taunton, Tunbridge Wells, Wilmslow, Wimbledon, Winchester, Windsor, Witney, York.
Will the full range be available to shop in all the above stores?
The full range is currently only available online, however we have a gorgeous selection of Pre-Walker, First Steps Shoes and Boots available in stores.
The in-store range includes: Start Rite Brown Fox Pre Walker Shoes (H2436), Start Rite Pink Bow Pre Walker Shoes (H2437), Start Rite Berry Mouse First Steps Shoes (H2438), Start Rite Navy Tractor Trainer Shoes (H2440), Start Rite Navy Dino Leather Boots (H2441), Start Rite Navy Hedgehog Leather Boots (H2446) and Start Rite Brown Fox Leather Boots (H2442).
How do I book an in-store shoe fitting appointment?
To book an appointment at your local JoJo store, click here. During your appointment, our team will provide an expert measure and fit service for our exclusive Start-Rite range.
Please note, if you would like to have more than one child measured, you will need to book a separate appointment for each child.
Whilst booking is not essential, we recommend you do so we know to expect you.
What size do the Start-Rite x JoJo shoes go up to?
Our Start-Rite shoes and boots go up to size UK 9, with two width options available. We recommend booking an in-store Shoe Fitting appointment, where our fully trained team will help you find the perfect size and fit for your child. To book an appointment at your local JoJo store, click here.
Should my child wear socks when getting measured?
We recommend wearing socks when getting measured, as your child will likely be wearing socks with their Pre-Walkers, First Steps Shoes or Boots. Socks are also essential when checking the shoes fit properly in store or at home once your delivery arrives.
Should I go up a size if in between sizes?
With half and whole sizes available, Start-Rite have made it easy to find the perfect fit. Take the measurement from the longest foot when choosing your child’s shoe size, and don’t worry about adding any extra for growing room - Start-Rite has already considered this in the design! Finding the right size from your measurement against the size chart should be simple, but if you are still unsure about being in between sizes, we recommend sizing up.
Should my child wear shoes before they start walking?
Babies who are crawling and in the early stages of learning to walk will benefit from being barefooted - it will help them learn to balance and position their feet. But, when exploring outdoors or in unfamiliar territory, their feet will need protection.
Start-Rite Pre-Walker Shoes are a great option as they have been expertly designed for this development stage, with soft and flexible material to aid natural development, and a flat base with a little bit of grip to assist with movement. Click here to browse our Start-Rite Pre-Walkers.
How often should I measure my child’s feet?
Children’s feet are constantly developing, so it’s important to have regular fittings from a young age. We recommend having their feet checked every 6-8 weeks once they’re in their first shoes and toddling, then every 2-3 months. Once they are around school age, growth tends to slow down, so checks can be reduced to every 3-4 months.
Are the shoes made from real leather?
Yes, real leather is used in the shoes, as it softens over time and conforms to your child’s feet. Please refer to individual product pages for further details on composition.
Are the shoes waterproof or water resistant?
The only water repellent style in the Start-Rite x JoJo range is the Mustard Suede Leather Boot (H2443). We recommend using a waterproof protector spray on our other leather shoes and boots to prevent any water damage when out and about.
How should I care for my Start-Rite shoes?
There are a wide range of products on the market to help keep your shoes looking in tip top shape! We recommend the Start-Rite Mousse Cleaner for Leather to remove dirt and marks from your suede, leather, fabric or synthetic shoes. Giving your shoes a regular clean will help reduce build-up and keep the colours looking fresh!
My child’s shoes are causing them blisters – what can I do about it?
When properly fitted and correctly fastened, Start-Rite shoes should not rub or cause blisters. There is an increased likelihood of shoes rubbing whilst new if socks are not worn, so we recommend that your child wears socks with their shoes, especially for the first few weeks of wear. Naturally, the more they are worn, the more supple the shoes will become as the leathers soften and conform to the shape of the child’s feet and the style of walking. This is one of the many benefits of choosing leather over man-made materials.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS
Do you offer a Gift Registry?
No we don’t.
You do have the option of creating a Wishlist of your favourite items though, which you can then email to friends and family from your account. Just press the heart icon next to the product name and it will add that item to your Wishlist. Once your list is complete, you can send it to others.
Please note, this is not a Gift Registry though, so when a friend or family member buys something from your list, the item will not be removed.
I don’t want to receive your catalogues in the post any more. What do I need to do?
Please log in to your account and click on the Contact Preferences icon on your account dashboard. You will be given the option to stop receiving catalogues here. If you do not have an online account please send an email to email@example.com with your customer number, name and postal address and we can remove you from our mailing list.
I don’t want to receive emails from you any more. What should I do?
Please click on the unsubscribe button found at the bottom of all our emails and follow the instructions. Alternatively, if you have an online account, please log in and click on the Contact Preferences icon on your account dashboard.
How do I make a complaint?
We are sorry you feel you need to complain, naturally we want you to be a happy customer. Our Customer Service team are more than capable of listening to your concern and hopefully coming to a mutually agreeable resolution on the spot. Where the matter is more complicated, our teams will seek advice (from the relevant Head of Department) before responding to you, which may take a few days longer. Should you consider that your complaint has not been resolved our Customer Service team could escalate the matter to the Customer Services Manager, Heads of Department, Directors or our Founder and CEO.
How do I tell you about great service received in a JoJo store or online?
Our teams will bend over backwards to help and ensure that your experience is efficient, helpful and successful. If we have offered good service, please let us know. The Managers and Board of Directors' love to hear about our teams who go the extra mile so that we can thank them for doing a great job, sometimes in difficult circumstances. Please do leave us a review:
• In store - please leave a comment on the Google Store Page.
• Online or general - please leave a comment on Trustpilot.
• About a product or design - please leave a review via the emailed link, sent about a week after you received your order, or on social media.
Which charities do you support?
NEMA – JoJo works with a charity called Nema to help reduce infant mortality rates in Northern Mozambique. They work with local communities in Cabo Delgado to provide healthcare, clean water and enterprise opportunities as well as funding various educational projects.
JoJo takes care of the UK admin, accounts and much of the fundraising, as well as covering most of the charity overheads, so 100% of our donations go directly where they are needed.
FAMTA – Our From a Mother to Another recycling charity initiative works to reduce the amount of clothing waste going to landfill whilst helping families in need in the UK and Ireland.
The campaign begins a few weeks before Mother’s Day when we ask our customers to bring their good quality outgrown baby and children’s clothes to a JoJo store. All the packages are sent to our warehouse in Newport where we pack them into lovely gift parcels and send them to the charities we are working with to distribute to families in crisis.
Can JoJo support my charity or fundraising event?
As well as our company charities we will always do our best to help local charities, especially those close to our stores supporting parents and families. We are happy to consider requests for tombola or raffle prizes etc, although we are not generally able to give monetary donations.
To be considered, please fill out the Contact Us form on our website.