• Choosing the Right Shoes for Your Baby

    When it’s time for baby’s first real shoes—those made for walking, and not just to match her outfit or keep her feet warm—take the right steps to ensure the perfect fit.
    by Anna Santos-Villar .
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    Choose shoes that are light and flexible so the shoe can conform to the foot more readily. It is not necessary for a shoe to be hard-soled, even if you’re concerned about supporting the foot properly.

    Natural material (like soft leather or canvas) lets your baby’s feet breathe. Avoid vinyl, plastic, or synthetic materials—her feet perspire more than yours.

    Select round-toe shoes which do not restrict foot movement as much as a pointed-toe shoes do.

    Soles should have traction, but not too much. You don’t want the shoes to grip the floor too tightly.

     

     

    Photography by Dakila Angeles

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