We recently came across a really great question that inspired us to do some digging into how to choose baby shoes! Our mom friend asked: “I’m looking to buy my baby’s first “real” shoes, as she is starting to walk on her own but is always on her tippy toes. Where can I find reasonably priced shoes for her that will provide her with proper support?”
I remember wondering the same thing when my little ones were babies. Today, we’re covering how to choose baby shoes. Even if your buns are fresh out of the oven, you’ll want to read this because, let’s face it, those “buns” start walking before you know it!
How to Choose Baby Shoes
Are you ready to go shopping for your baby’s first shoe? If so, it’s important to look at a few different factors to make sure you have the right shoe for your child. You’ll want to check things such as how comfortable it is, as well as how safe it is, in order to know which pair of shoes you should invest in.
Does It Stay On?
When buying your baby shoes for the first time, you’ll want to make sure that you buy a pair that actually stays on your baby’s feet! The last thing you want is to buy a pair of loose shoes that constantly fall off. Not only will this make it harder for your baby to move around, you also run the risk of losing the shoe entirely.
Does It Have Rubber Soles?
Even if your baby isn’t walking or crawling yet, you’ll want to make sure that your baby’s first shoes has rubber on the bottom. Shoes with rubber on the bottom will help your baby grip the floor when getting around. This is much safer for your baby since they won’t slip and fall down from not having any type of grip on the bottom.
Is It Comfortable?
You’ll also want to make sure that your baby’s first shoes are comfortable. If your baby is younger, you could even decide to go with a pair of shoes that’s like a sock on top with a rubber sole attached to the bottom. This will help make your baby’s feet comfortable without compromising on safety.
Ask for Recommendations
The best way to decide which pair of shoes to buy for your baby is to ask your family and friends for any recommendations. Ask them if their children preferred a certain shoe and which ones they think your baby can’t do without. After getting recommendations, you can take your baby to the shoe store and test out a few of them.
Shop In-Store Only
Realistically, you’ll find the best first pair of shoes for your baby in the store, not online. All babies have different feet, so a pair of shoes that fits on a friend’s baby might not be comfortable for your child. Because of this, you’ll want to take your baby in-store and do your shopping there. Test out the different pairs and check prices in order to find the pair you want.
Do you have any other tips on how to choose baby shoes? Share them in the comments!