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    Default Should my toddler be wearing shoes?

    Ds is 15m and walking since he was
    13m. He can still be quite clumsy and will often fall down especially if he is trying to run. Anyway, when i pick up my dd from childcare, i usually just have ds in socks. One of the teachers suggested to me that i should let him wear shoes because it will give his foot more support and that many parents dont realise that shoes help them walk better especially if they are "walking funny". Is this advice correct because i thought it was better for them to be barefoot until they were walking well? I have a pair of bobux soft leather shoes but dont like them because they seem to make ds feet turn in (hard to explain), also have a pair of pediped (sneaker style) which is supposedly very good for young feet but ds seems to trip over even more in these. Anyway is ds better off wearing shoes more regularly and do i just need to find him better suited shoes, also which brands are good?

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    Subbing! DS is only 13 months (been walking for a month now but far from needing shoes Im guessing) and I have no idea when I would need to buy shoes for him.

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    Default Should my toddler be wearing shoes?

    I bought shoes for ds1 and ds2 once they were walking. I was told (can't remember by who??) to buy the soft soled shoes when they start. Then once they are walking properly to use hard (normal) soles. DS2 has just recently started wearing hard soles and he is 18 months. Started walking about 14 (ish?) months.

    ETA: soft soles are mainly just to protect the feet when out and about and get them used to wearing something other than socks on their feet

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    I didn't get my kids fitted for shoes until they were both competently walking quite well.

    Until then they both wore nothing but socks and my Peadeatrician is the one that advised me to not put them in shoes until they were walking well .

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    Soft soled shoes (like the leather pnes or just socks) until they are walking well, then hard soled shoes (preferably still with a bit of flex in the sole) and avoid ones with a really thick sole. Unless there is a particular issue, in that case see a podiatrist.That's the info I got at my works last training session with a podiatrist

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    Subbing! Was going to post a question about shoes myself.

    DD is 15mo and has been walking for about 2 weeks. The clinic nurse said bare feet at home and socks when out until she's been walking for a month. I tried some shoes on her yesterday that someone had given us and she kind of walks with her feet rolling in too. It looks awfully uncomfortable!

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    I also got airflex shoes from betts kids for both my kids . Even now that's all I but them, they are more costly than other shoes probably ( they are around 80 dollars ) but they are very comfortable and great quality

    My kids both arent talking yet so I get very paranoid that they will be uncomfortable in painful shoes and I won't know .

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    Default Re: Should my toddler be wearing shoes?

    subbing, my 11 month old has started walking few weeks ago and i really want to buy shoes for him. Last week when shopping i tried few shoes at stores but none seemed to fit.

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    No you are right OP, no shoes is best for a while longer yet.

    When my kids started walking they wore Bobux style soft leather shoes, until they were at least 18 months old.

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    Default Should my toddler be wearing shoes?

    Quote Originally Posted by heeeeerekittykitty View Post
    I also got airflex shoes from betts kids for both my kids . Even now that's all I but them, they are more costly than other shoes probably ( they are around 80 dollars ) but they are very comfortable and great quality

    My kids both arent talking yet so I get very paranoid that they will be uncomfortable in painful shoes and I won't know .
    Wow that's expensive! DD just gets taller by the second so she grows out of things so quickly.

    I just did a quick google and the prices are crazy! Where can I get decent shoes that don't cost more than my shoes??


 

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