When I needed to buy my girl her 1st pair of shoes I didn’t know what to start with. And I decided to write this article to help young parents with this tricky option.So let’s start.
When should I buy my baby the first pair of shoes?
You really should do this when your child has started to walk. Cause for most babies it’s better to start walking barefoot. Though you can buy your newborn some cute bootees it would rather a whim then a need.
What size of shoes my baby needs?
If it’s possible, better take your child to a shoes store to be sure the shoes fit correctly. Try whether you can slip the baby’s shoe on and off the foot easily. If you can insert a finger in hill part and there is some vacant space for toes you’re holding an ideal size shoe for you baby.
How often should I buy shoes for my kid?
Till three years old kids’ foot grow very fast – approximately half size every two months. Be sure to check whether shoes still fit your child at least once a month. Buying your kid inexpensive though quality shoes firs 2-3 years can be an option.
What else should I know about baby shoes?
In quality baby shoes shoe hill part must be firm to hold immature baby’s ankle. The shoe must be flexible cause babies are so active and they just learn to walk. You’d better choose hook-and-loop/Velcro fasteners they easily fix child’s leg and easy to handle. But be attentive cause Velcro shoes are easy to take off, children learn fast, and soon you can find your kid barefoot standing in the yard. Laces-up shoes can be an option but be ready to re-tie them a lot. Good quality shoes have an arch support to help immature child’s feet.
Before buying make sure your kid walks nicely in the shoes and feels him/herself comfortable. You can ask your baby to choose the pair he/she likes from among those you’ve tested, then you can be sure your child is going to wear these shoes with pleasure.
Have a good shopping!
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