Tips for buying shoes for your Baby, Infant & Toddler.
It is recommended by podiatrists, that you look for the three following things:
•that the toddler shoes are flexible,
•made from breathable material.
Another thing to consider is that your child’s feet are still developing muscles and strength and therefore,
a soft soled toddler shoe with no arch support is preferred to assist in developing better balance.
It’s also important to know what type of child you have. If your child is very active, you may want to consider
purchasing toddler shoes with toe bumpers as well as something with a lot of traction on the bottom.
Not only do you need to make sure they are a great quality shoe, but also that they are easy for you as the parent to put on and take off your child’s feet. Infants have a tendency to scrunch up their toes when you are putting their shoes on for them. So if there are too many buckles/laces etc., it can make the process that much more difficult. A toddler shoe that opens up nice and wide at the mouth of the shoe may be something you would want to look for.
Children can be very impatient sometimes and therefore, something that opens and closes quickly with something like Velcro may be the option for you. If this is going to be your child’s first introduction to toddler shoes, it needs to be a good one. If their first experience with toddler shoes is negative, you may have a difficult time getting them to wear a pair the next time. So take your time, evaluate your child and your child’s needs in a shoe, and make your purchase based on the results..