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Baby Shoes & Sneakers

When it comes to style, you want to start your little one off on the right foot! So, when considering footwear for your child, it's important to know the ins and outs of baby shoes and sneakers. More importantly, you'll want to better understand how baby shoes, sandals, and other footwear options might affect the growth and development of your child. Getting all the right info about baby shoes can help you make the right decision on which footwear is right for your growing child!

When Should Babies Start Wearing Shoes?

Children do not need to begin wearing shoes until they learn how to walk. Before this point, as well as during the learning-to-walk process (which can begin anywhere from eight to 18 months of age), it might actually be better if your child stays barefoot as much as possible. This will help their feet and leg muscles to develop, while allowing your little one to connect with their surroundings and receive sensory information through the soles of their feet. When trying to keep your baby's feet warm during this time, use baby socks, booties, or soft-soled baby shoes. These products will allow the feet to move and grow freely, while providing warmth and protection.

Once your child starts to walk, sturdy-soled shoes can begin to be introduced to your toddler's outfits. Be sure to select shoes that fit properly, allowing plenty of room for the toes to move. Also be sure to look for shoes with a relatively soft, flexible sole that bends near the toe. It's also important to find shoes with secure fastenings. Properly fastened shoes will not slip on your child's feet. This ensures that the shoes provide the protection and support needed.

Types of Shoes for Your Baby

As your child begins to gain confidence and mobility, it's time to start thinking about which types of shoes you want to add to your kiddo's collection.

  • Sneakers: Athletic style, provide adequate support, many varieties to choose from.

  • Sandals: Ideal for warm-weather wear and poolside fun

  • Dress Shoes: Perfect for the special occasions in baby's life

  • Boots: For fashionable fun, rain or shine

Other Baby Clothing, Accessories and Gear

Once you find all the shoes you need for your little one, be sure to find other essential accessories baby needs to look and feel their best! Make meal time a breeze with bibs and burp cloths, cuddle up your child in warmth using baby blankets, and keep your little one on the go with strollers and car seats. Cribs are also vital, ensuring safety and comfort at night and during nap time. All of these must-haves are essential for everyday use, and are sure to provide enjoyment, comfort and safety for you and your child!

And be sure to coordinate the shoes you found with adorable outfit options, too! For everyday wear, rompers, bodysuits, bottoms, and more are ideal. When a formal occasion is around the corner, dress clothes are sure to make your little one stand out. At night, your child will rest easy in pajamas and other sleepwear. The options are basically endless, and are all sure to be adorable!