Leather baby shoes are great for baby’s first shoes. They are durable, easy to clean and available in all kinds of designs and colours. Soft leather baby shoes protect baby’s feet while they are still growing. It is very important to get the combination of adequate protection and comfort for baby’s feet. The shoes should not restrict growth but still provide support for the feet which still have malleable soft bones. Leather baby shoes grip the floor and encourage baby to walk without slipping. Many houses nowadays have laminate or wood flooring instead of carpet. Baby can damage herself when learning to walk and will inevitably fall down several times before successfully taking her first steps. Make sure that there are no objects in her way and preferably that she will have a soft landing when she does fall over.
Wearing leather baby shoes will encourage the ankles and foot bones to grow strong and straight. This in turn will transfer itself to ensuring that the spinal column also growing in the correct shape without being twisted or being damaged. This is very important at a young age. If they are comfortable with no hard seams and do not pinch the toes, baby will be less likely to want to remove the leather baby shoes.
Leather baby shoes are not just practical. There are many designs and colours which you can mix and match with baby’s outfits. Pictures of animals and birds and pretty colours on the shoes will make them more interesting to baby. At first the shoes will be a novelty and baby will want to play with them rather than wear them. Once baby starts to wear leather baby shoes on a regular basis she will get used to them and learn that they are part of her attire.
Leather baby shoes are available in sizes 0 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months, 12 to 18 months and 18 to 24 months. As with any other shoes, you will need to check that they fit not only lengthwise but across baby’s foot. Some babies have chubbier feet than others so you will need to check that straps over the feet do not pinch. Much will depend on the design, as often happens with adult shoes. The sizes given are just a guide.
There is no substitute for growing feet than to make sure that shoes fit properly, give adequate protection to baby’s toes and that they give support. Buying the first pair of leather baby shoes is an important decision. Well fitting shoes will stand baby in good stead for the rest of her life. Generally speaking, babies are not born with foot problems. They can be caused by ill fitting shoes at all ages. Early shoes are even more important as they set the scene for the way the feet develop and the way baby learns to walk. In addition to encouraging the bones and joints to develop, crunched up toes are unsightly. You should be sure that the heel of the shoe fits snugly so that it supports the foot and ankle.