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Thursday, 11 September 2014

6 Tips For Buying Baby's First Shoes

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6 Tips For Buying Baby's First Shoes

It is not necessary to have babies wear shoes before they begin to walk. Even then shoes really only need to worn when walking outside. Our eldest son did not wear any shoes up until he started to walk outside. Our youngest has not started to walk yet however he may begin to do so in just a few months. The following are tips I have found very helpful when making that first purchase of shoes for those little feet.

1. Shop at the right time. Baby's feet swell during the day so it is better to go shoe shopping in the afternoon as opposed to morning.
2. Determine the correct size. You don't want shoes that are either tight fitting or too large. Tight fitting shoes can cause blisters and skin irritations. Shoes that are too large may cause your baby to trip and fall resulting in injuries.
3. Choose a material that is breathable. Good choices are cloth, canvas, or leather. This will help keep little feet from becoming sweaty.
4. Be on the lookout for super soft soles. Ensure that they are slip resistant and have good flexibility.The flexibility is a must so that your babies can use their feet properly for balance. 
5. Measure both feet. One foot is usually a little bigger than the other. So be sure to buy the size that will fit the bigger foot.
6. Pick out shoes that are quick and easy to put on and take off such as Velcro, buckles, and elastic straps.

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13 comments:

  1. Oh no... I'll be doing this in a couple of weeks!!! While he's walking now, we just have no reason to purchase shoes quite yet. But winter is on it's way!

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  2. Don't have kids but nice tips

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  3. i've never seen a post on this before thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is really good info! My babies didn't wear shoes until they were walking outside either. It's good to know some things to look for in their first pair!

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  5. Wow! That reminds me of how long ago I had to do this. I will share with my sister who just had her first baby

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  6. I will share this with my friends that have kids:) Thanks!

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  7. Thank you for the great list! Me and my wife will be having our next baby in the next 2 years, so this one will be on the list.

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  9. Good tips on getting the right size and style of shoes for our little ones.They need decent shoes for their growing feet. I always cringe when I see a baby wearing stiff plastic shoes... I deleted the comment above because of a typo.

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  10. Most parents woudn't know the best time of day to shop for shoes for their baby. Great list of tips!

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  11. Thank you! I need to remind myself not to buy a ton of shoes for my non walking child just because they are cute!

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  12. My son hated wearing shoes and socks when he was little. It was a real battle to keep them on him.

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  13. I think it is also very important that the shoe has a good foot bed, flat footbeads are not good for little kids.

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