Parents often remain in confusion when it comes to buying their baby's first walker shoes. As being a parent myself I can't blame them as there are many shoes out there and it is hard to pick the right pair as most baby shoes are cute. But only cuteness enough?
Choosing a baby's first walker shoes is an important decision. Simply picking a pair of shoes because they look adorable can potentially damage your baby's feet. Instead of merely picking a pair of shoes for their aesthetics, you should be mindful of the factors that render them a decent option for foot growth and agility.
Here are the important things to consider when buying your first pair:
- Flexible Shoes: An Infants foot is extensively wrapped with fat to cover fragile bones. When your baby develops the fat eventually disappears, leaving the foot more flexible. The shoes you choose must be crafted from materials that allow your child to stretch freely and without limiting their movement.
- Comfort: Comfort is as important as flexibility. Look for the signs when you put the shoes on your baby. If your baby is resisting then perhaps comfort is the problem.
- Stability: Your baby's first moves are always very shaky. They must sustain their weight without binding or controlling their movements. Sturdy fabrics, such as flexible, soft soles are crucial factors in suppling your child with confidence. The more stable they feel, the more steps they will take.
- Extra-safe closures: If fastened with laces or buttons, make sure your baby's walking shoes are easy to get on the foot but not so easy to get loose on their own. Especially after they start walking. So, no slip-on shoes- which, though are easy-on, are also easy-off.
- Change the size when needed: Your baby's feet are continuously growing. It is vital to ensure that your baby's feet are as free as possible to move. Keeping a close eye on your child's first walker shoes is needed to decide when to change it.
- Quality materials: Although your child may wear a pair of shoes for a few months, this does not imply you can purchase a cheap pair of shoes. Premium fabric and other premium materials can make sure your child's shoes give them all they need; especially providing breathability to their feet.