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The perfect baby shoes for the child

When it comes to the healthy development of the baby, parents ask themselves many questions. Of course, this also applies to the choice of shoes. Baby shoes come in a wide variety of designs. Babies who can't walk yet need different shoes than little rascals who are already taking their first steps. There are crawling shoes, baby walking shoes and baby shoes that just look incredibly cute. Which shoes are just right for which baby? Here's what you need to know about baby shoes.

What types of baby shoes are there?

Even for newborns, there are tiny baby shoes that quickly send new mums and dads into raptures. Their main purpose is to keep the little feet nice and warm or to round off the baby's outfit perfectly for special events. Wearing shoes is not really necessary in the first weeks and months. Nevertheless, it is great fun for parents to spoil their baby with little shoes. When buying baby shoes, make sure they are soft, skin-friendly and breathable.

Crawling shoes

If your little darling becomes increasingly mobile, it is advisable to buy crawling shoes. Crawling slippers are ideal slippers for babies. Especially in the cold season, they ensure that the baby's sensitive feet do not freeze. They should be non-slip so that the baby does not slip. Otherwise they can lose their grip very quickly on parquet and tiles. For example, a crawling shoe with a flexible rubber sole is ideal. It allows sufficient contact with the floor and thus a natural foot movement. In addition, the baby shoe should be very soft and skin-friendly. Baby feet are very sensitive. The skin of their tiny feet is still very thin and sweats very quickly.

Baby walking shoes

When the child begins to take its first steps, it is time for baby walking shoes. It is important that both the sole and the body are soft and flexible so that they can adapt to the shape of the little feet. The right shoe size is also very important. At about one year, crawling slowly becomes uninteresting. At first they are still shaky and timid, but then they become more and more confident as they practise walking upright. They need support to do this. Walking barefoot is a wonderful thing for the little ones and promotes unrestricted movement. However, slippery floor coverings and corners and edges of furniture and the like harbour some dangers, so baby walkers are always a good choice.

What should you look for when buying baby shoes?

One of the most important criteria is the shoe size. Baby walkers should be neither too small nor too big. The recommendation is that they should be about 12 mm bigger than the little foot. To measure, it is best to place the baby on a cardboard and trace the outline of the feet. As the baby's feet swell during the day, you should take the measurement in the evening.

The material should be breathable. This can be natural leather or woollen materials, for example, which ensure a healthy foot climate. The materials should also be soft and flexible so that the sensitive baby feet are not constricted.

A child-friendly closure, such as a Velcro fastener, gives the baby's foot the necessary support and allows the shoes to be put on and taken off easily. Alternatively, there are also low shoes. However, these are only recommended to a limited extent for your little darling's first steps. A higher-cut shoe that supports the ankle is better.