How to Choose Baby’s First Pair of Shoes – Win pediped Shoes

Don’t get off on the wrong foot when choosing baby’s first pair of shoes.  Choosing baby’s first pair of shoes is an important step in a lifetime for foot health and care.  The most important thing to remember when buying baby’s first pair of shoes is how the shoes affect foot development. You want a baby shoe that promotes healthy foot development.

How to Choose Baby’s First Pair of Shoes

1) Select shoes that have soft, flexible soles and a roomy toe box. The best baby shoes mimic barefoot model of walking according to American Pediatrics Association.

pediped Originals are perfect as they combine soft leather soles with soft leather lining and uppers. This shoe will take them from crawling to walking and even running both indoors and outdoors.

2) Select baby shoes with a soft cushion that mics barefoot walking while providing support. Your baby should be able to feet the floor through the shoes while still protecting their feet.

3) Don’t buy mini-adult shoes. Look for flexible shoes that bend easily in your hand. Avoid hard rubber shoes. A hard shoe can actually change the gait of your baby. A hard shoe won’t allow your baby to feel the ground as they walk, something important for baby’s ability to learn to walk and healthy foot development.

4) Select a shoe that is made of breathable materials like leather or a breathable fabric. Avoid shoes made of synthetics or plastics that cause baby’s feet to sweat.

My family trusts pediped for baby, toddler, and grade-school age footwear.  They fit great, kids love them, and they seem to never wear out (we pass them on to family after they outgrow them).My kids have outgrown the pediped brand but we loved them while they could wear them and now my niece and nephews wear pediped.  

What I love about pediped is that every pair of shoes are #1 designed to promote healthy foot development. How the shoe protects your baby’s feet and allow them to grow healthy is the most important factor when selecting baby shoes.

Learn more about healthy foot development and how to choose the proper shoes for your baby and children on the pediped website.

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