Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Buying Shoes for Children

by Claire Winlow (follow)
Top tips (17)      Shopping (7)      Shoes (2)     


Startrite, shoes, brown, toddler


There are lots of exciting stages when you have children. Buying their first clothes before they're even born, watching them grow, take their first steps and before you know it, it's time to buy their first real pair of shoes.

Unlike new clothes where the focus is all about how cute they will look, buying shoes especially for the first time requires a little more thought.

Children's feet are still developing and they're soft and pliable so it's really important that you buy them correctly fitted shoes to prevent problems in later years. That's not to say it's all boring, you can find some really lovely shoes too.

Here are my top tips.

Pre walking and cruising



Foot, toddler, bare, toes


Don't rush to putting your little ones in shoes. Barefoot is best for allowing muscles to develop and feeling the sensation of the floor below.



Shoes, fitting, buying, children, toddler


Get a professional fitting
Children start walking anywhere between 9 and 18 months and that's the time to get properly fitted shoes for them. I'd definitely recommend visiting a shoe shop with trained professionals. I was really surprised that even after measuring my son's feet, not all shoes in his size fitted correctly. It's not just the length and width that are important and sometimes different styles will fit better than others. When you go for the fitting, dress your child in the usual thickness of socks that they would wear.



Toddler, socks, feet, new shoes


Easy shoes
For first shoes, I've found a few little features make day to day getting them on and off much easier.
Velcro straps
Little loops at the back to help pull them on.




Startrite, shoes, brown, toddler



Startrite, shoes, brown, toddler


#Shopping
#Shoes
#Top Tips
I like this Article - 5
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by Claire Winlow
My mum is amazing at finding bargains or the odd thing going for free that someone was going to chuc...
295 views
My three year old loves anything to do with cooking
249 views
Depending on your own personal preferences, the word routine can sound strict and boring or an essen...
325 views
Stealth ones, smelly ones, side leakers and back shooters are just a few different types of baby poo...
1202 views
You might have heard the term 'fine motor skills' being talked about but exactly does this mean?...
718 views
My son is now three and a half and is the only one of his friends not to have a play kitchen
1442 views
view all articles by Claire Winlow
Articles by Claire Winlow on Other Hubs
Buttons are great for crafts and picking them up is perfect for developing fine motor skills
6 likes
This is a simple papercraft to make a hot air balloon
13 likes
It's almost Easter and if you're looking for a seasonal craft that's really quick to prepare and...
8 likes
At Christmas we were given a big box of Quality Street chocolates, each wrapped in brightly colo...
9 likes
ID: 7413
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
9921 views
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
4056 views
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
8186 views
Most preschoolers love telling jokes but don't always 'get' the punch line or might instead tell...
by Jane
2013 views
IPads are a great way to keep kids busy on long journeys or while waiting for appointments
by Jane
1531 views
Going camping with a baby can be a daunting prospect
by Jane
1879 views
I love crystals and have a few in my collection, so when junior got a Crystal Growing Kit for Christ...
1695 views
My 10 year old daughter has a friend who Iím pretty sure is headed down the road of self-destructi...
184 views
As the school holidays in Australia reach over the halfway point and the new school year beckons, pa...
183 views
If your little one has bad nappy rash, they probably feel totally miserable
4 answers
Categories
Parenting (156)
Play (88)
Tips (47)
Eating (32)
Travel (27)
Safety (23)
Sleep (11)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version