Infant/ toddler shoes

Posted by Alina on Thursday May 28, 2009 Under Baby Products

picture-3I have recently discovered infant/toddler shoes  called preschoolians. There is quite a wide selection of boys’ and girls’ styles on their website, and they even have an option to design your own. The shoes have soft, flexible soles and are light weight. The coolest part about these is the VisuFit clear window at the toes on the sole of the shoe. When the shoe insert is removed, you can literally see where your child’s toes reach in the shoe and decide if it’s time to get the next size. The shoes also come with inserts of variying widths so you can choose the one that best fits your child’s foot. To make sure you order the correct sized shoe, you can contact the company and they will picture-2send you a measuring device and instructions aboslutely free. I ordered a pair for my son (early walker) and I absolutely love them. At first I thought they were too big, but after reading the instructions on the website, the toes are supposed to only come to a certain line on the VisuFit window, and he does not trip when walking in them, so they are appropriately sized.

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Robeez Baby Shoes

Posted by Alina on Tuesday Jan 6, 2009 Under Baby Products

The American Podiatric Medical Association states the following: “When a child begins to walk, shoes generally are not necessary.  Allowing an infant to go barefooted indoors, or to wear only a pair of socks, helps the foot grow normally and develop its muscles and strength, as well as the grasping ability of toes.”

monster-shoesThat being said, if you live in a climate where the weather gets cold and you want your young child to be able to crawl, pull to stand, and explore when you are out and about (even if it’s indoors), you will probably need to put something on their feet. We have wood floors, and if my 8 month old son tries to pull to stand or cruise in his socks, he ends up slipping and falling.  One of the best shoes for babies that I have found is by a company called Robeez. The shoes are leather, with a soft suede sole. This functions as a sock from the point of view of foot support, but prevents slipping on smooth surfaces, allowing the young explorers to climb around safely. Robeez shoes come in a multitude of adorable designs for boys and girls, and most importantly, they stay on. They have an elastic band around the ankle, making them very difficult for my son to pull off, believe me he does try. Robeez baby shoes carry the prestigious Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association.

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