It happens all too quickly, one day your baby learns to crawl and then before you know it they start taking their first steps. After that they are continually on the move. Little baby feet require shoes that help, instead of inhibit their walking. When at home it is best for babies to walk barefoot since their feet can grip the ground better, but anywhere else those soft baby feet need to be protected with shoes.
When shopping for baby shoes, look for ones that allow the feet to breath and that are flexible. Baby feet need to be able to move naturally and shouldn’t be restricted by their shoes. You also want shoes that will be durable since we all know how babies and toddlers treat their shoes.
So, what are the best shoes for your new little walker? We have rounded up some great options that will help and protect your baby’s feet as they start their new adventure of walking!
All of these brands are APMA approved:
Robeez: With a large selection of styles you are sure to find the perfect shoe for your new little walker. Robeez are durable, and made of high quality leather, so you know your little one is taking their first steps in comfort.
PediPed: PediPed offers a wide variety of styles, some of which are actually machine washable! They also are very flexible, allowing your baby’s foot to move naturally in the shoe.
Stride Rite: These shoes are perfect for little baby feet. They provide comfort, flexibility and provide your baby with the stability they need to perfect their walking.
See Kai Run: Another option for comfortable and durable baby shoes. These shoes help to promote healthy foot development while still looking stylish.
If you ever have any questions about your baby’s foot health contact Dr. Evan Merrill at 541-776-3338. You can call to schedule an appointment or fill out our online form. At Southern Oregon Foot and Ankle LLC we are here to help you will all your foot care needs, whether they are brand new baby feet or not.