What are the best shoes for my baby?
She is just beginning to walk.
Many experts suggest that the best
shoe is the bare foot. Unfortunately,
that is not practical. Children need shoes for protection and warmth. Use
these guidelines when shopping for shoes for your young toddler:
- Make sure the shoe fits. A shoe that is too large will make your child
trip and fall. A shoe that is too small will cause sores and be painful
- Get help checking the fit. Test the length and width of your baby’s foot
while your baby is standing.
- Buy shoes that protect the feet. The shoes don’t need special features
like wedges, inserts, high tops or arches unless your baby’s doctor
- Buy lightweight shoes with flexible, nonslip soles. These features will
make it easier for your baby to learn to walk.
- Don’t shop when your baby is tired or hungry. Bring along a favorite
toy or book and a snack in case you have to wait for sales help.
- Compare prices and look for the best value. Your baby will probably
outgrow her shoes several times a year. Check the fit regularly. Don’t
buy ahead. Avoid hand-me-down shoes.
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