Infants. We love them. We love their gummy grins and incoherent blabber. We love it when they circle their little fingers around our own and it takes our breath away when they learn how to crawl. We jump with joy when they take their first steps and by then, we have thought about getting them their first pair of shoes to protect their soft little adorable feet.
How to choose infants’ shoes
Infants are growing fast, so it is important that their shoes fit right and are not restrictive at the same time. An infant’s bones are still developing, meaning an ill-fitting shoe could have serious results. At this stage, he/she is also learning to crawl and walk, and needs shoes that will help, not hinder, that process.
1. Find shoes that are flexible: When learning how to be more mobile, infants need to move their feet up and down, as well as side to side.
2. Leave room to grow: Allow a finger’s width from the end of the longest toe to the edge of the shoe. It won’t be long before your infant’s foot grows again, and his/her foot should never be squeezed into a too-tight shoe.
3. Seek out slip-resistant soles: Soles that grip the ground and aren’t slippery will result in fewer falls when it’s time for his/her first steps.
4. Get a proper fit: Have your infant’s foot measured by a professional to assure you are choosing shoes of a proper size and width.
5. Try them on: Before buying the shoes, try them on your child to make sure they fit. If he/she is crawling or walking, make sure they can move around easily when wearing the new shoes. This works perfectly if you plan your shoe adventure at a time of day when your baby is usually in the best mood.
- Info courtesy of E-How
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