Children’s feet grow so quickly which means they go through shoes at an alarming rate! It’s important to regularly get your children’s feet measured to make sure they aren’t pinching or too loose. Blisters and bunions are no fun and can be avoided with shoes that fit properly.
Getting the Right Size Matters
First things first, get your kids feet measured by a professional. Your children are running around, exploring, and walking. Their footwear needs to be comfortable and durable. A professional will be able to give you an accurate size and style of show to suit your child. Your children’s feet can grow up to two sizes bigger within a year! So it’s vitally important to get measure regularly.
Consider the Style you Buy
A professional will be able to tell you, but bear in mind the style you buy. Your child may be keen on the cute design, but they need to be practical too. Heels, over an inch high, are going to affect the way your child walks. Over time your children’s feet may develop blisters. More seriously, if they wear heels too high this can lead to changes in the bone. This could make it difficult to walk normally in the future. Fendi baby shoes are a good option. They have some good slip on shoes and pumps that are fuss-free. If you notice there is more wear on one side of the shoe, or the shape of the shoe is slopes, it could indicate your child’s putting more pressure on certain areas. A trip to a podiatrist will be able to tell if there’s anything that needs correcting.
For all children barefoot is best, but especially babies. Letting babies crawl around your home without shoes on is a good idea. It allows muscles to develop correctly and also gives skin the opportunity to breathe. For those who’ve not yet learnt to walk, the feeling of the floor beneath you is a good aid to learning. Make sure you’re baby’s socks are made of the right material and fit correctly. They really should be made of 50% wool or cotton. Young feet are extremely soft and pliable so be careful about squeezing feet into socks that don’t fit.
Another thing to consider is your young child’s foot hygiene. Feet should be washed and dried thoroughly on a daily basis. If not the spaces between the toes could become infected and lead to athlete’s foot or other infections. Toenails should also be trimmed to make sure that shoes and socks aren’t rubbing against them and causing pressure.