What should be the first baby footwear?
Considerable care is needed when choosing footwear for toddlers, as these little feet are especially sensitive. For the first footwear, it is recommended that the sole be as light as possible, soft in the fold and firm in the heel, as this allows the child to take a really safe and reliable step. A shoe made of natural materials such as leather and textile allows the feet in the shoe to breathe naturally and not sweat.
How to choose the right size of baby slippers?
The shoe should not be too big and not too small. In new footwear, it takes about half a cm of space for the foot in the shoe to move normally and comfortably. The size of a child’s foot is always measured by the child standing on a special meter. Standing position is very important in measuring the foot correctly, as the correct length is measured only if the foot is in its natural position suitable for walking.
Also, the correct shoe size is checked when the child is standing on his feet. If you put the shoes on while the child is sitting, the heel will slide right into the heel, which is typical of a sitting position, giving you the feeling that the shoes are too big. Only when the child steps on his feet with all his weight can we check the length. It is advisable to put on both shoes and let the child take a few steps, and then check the length, as small children love to curl their toes. By placing them on the floor to allow them to straighten their fingers, the size check is thus the most accurate.
It is recommended to monitor the size of the shoe regularly, as the smallest feet can outgrow the shoes in as little as three months. For example, if you notice that your toes are red after wearing it, it is a sign that the shoes are tight. Also, a shoe that is too small is very difficult to put on. If the foot does not slip easily into the shoe, it means that the foot has grown, both in length and width. You can also recognize an oversized shoe. If you put on a shoe and the child stumbles or drags his feet while walking, it means that his shoes are too big, they can also be too heavy. With the first shoes, you may notice a slight stumble. This is almost normal in the first few moments (maybe a day), as the child must first win a shoe and get used to walking in shoes.
Hedgehogs or shoelaces?
Hedgehogs or laces. Everything has its advantages and disadvantages. With the average, healthy leg, it almost doesn’t matter. A shoe with laces may be more strenuous for parents, as greater shoeing skill is required. It is recommended to untie and untie the shoe with laces, because only this one is so much easier to put on.
Laces are best for shoe regulation. You can fix the shoe very well with them, as you can tighten them according to the needs of the foot. If the child unties them, simply make two loops instead of one. The hedgehog is easier to put on and therefore very practical for slightly older children, as they can put on their own shoes.
Shoe manufacturers today are already designing different models and hooves, which allows you to find the right footwear for every foot, no matter how narrow and tiny or wide and high. For example, with wide feet, you can find models with a larger number of hedgehogs, so you can regulate the grip of the foot throughout the heel.
Whatever the foot is, it needs a comfortable, fitting shoe that offers safety in all children’s activities and pranks… . Good luck on your way!