Babies grow quickly and before you know your baby is walking and it is time to buy first baby shoes. If you see your baby is trying to make first steps, you will have to hurry and buy a pair of shoes. There are so many options for baby shoes and all look adorable and cute. Variety of designs, colors and prices. But which baby shoes to choose?
To buy the right shoes for your baby’s first steps is very important and they should help in their walking experience, not to become part of their problem with walking. Sometimes is even dangerous to let baby walk without shoes. Floor can be source of injuries like toys, lost sharp objects, needle or anything such. It is necessary to have at least one pair of baby shoes.
Parents often make mistakes while buying shoes for their baby attracted by their design or colors. What you should keep in mind is that shoe for your baby must be flexible which will help baby to keep balance. Make sure that the bottom is not slippery and try to find soft and thin shoes. Most preferable materials are those where baby’s feet will get enough air which will prevent sweating.
To make sure you are buying the right size of shoes for your baby, let them try a few pairs in the shop and watch their behavior while walking around. When the shoe is off check their feet and if you notice any pinky area that means shoe pinching that spot and try another pair. Between baby’s fingers and the top of that shoe must be at least 1 cm. Avoid laces which become boring and tiring work while your baby start trying to untie them or needs to be changed. Slip-on shoes are much better choice, just make sure they go on and off baby’s feet easily.
Baby’s shoes should be checked at least once every month, to make sure how they fit and to follow how fast baby’s feet growing. It is different for each baby but it can be expected that your baby will need new shoes every 3 months. If the shoe is damaged anywhere, thorn or cracked on the bottom, then you have to replace them immediately. If your baby’s feet point out or in, while baby walking, then she might need some special shoes. Shoes are very important for baby’s feet healthy growth because in first year bones not completely developed and wrong shoe which is too small or wrongly shaped can do much damage .