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    DS wears shoes when he is out, and started after he had been walking well for around 6 weeks, at that point he was walking everywhere and needed something to protect his feet. I took him to shoes and sox and he was measured and we bought leather, light weight shoes, but with enough durability to protect his feet. They are like the next stage on from pre walkers with the soft soles, but still very soft. They are expensive, but he will only have 1 pair at a time. I was told in the shop they should last around 6 months.

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    DS started walking at 14 months and he was walking funny. Hes feet turns in slightly. I bought him soft sole shoes thinking he needs shoes but hard shoes might restrict the growth of his feet. But since then we have seen physio and doctors and every single one of them suggested good support shoes as soon as they start walking will help them walk better. So we bought some nike shoes that are nicely fitted and to my surprise he walked better instantly! Now hes walking a lot better than before!

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    Oh gosh i feel confused now... I think i will let him go barefoot when at home and in doors and put shoes on outdoors. The pedipeds are supportive and have a flexible sole so should be ok.
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    Default Should my toddler be wearing shoes?

    DD was exclusively walking by 12 months and also walking when we went out (she gated being carries ) so I brought shoes then (only soft leather ones though).

    I was always told not to get shoes until they were walking properly unless recommended by a podiatrists.
    Everyone has a different opinion when it comes to babies!!

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    My best friend is a podiatrist. She says that they should only wear shoes before the age of about 18 months when they are required to protect their feet from outdoor surfaces. Indoors barefoot is ALWAYS the better option to allow their rapidly growing little feet to be free.

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    DD (14mth) is in hard soled shoes when we go out to the park or shopping. She also wears then outside at daycare. We had her in soft soled pre-walkers whilst she was crawlingand learning to walk. At home/indoors it is socks or barefoot.
    Once she started walking confidently at 11mths we got her proper shoes as the prewalkers didn't have enough support & her feet/ankles were slipping/ rolling in them.
    Got them from Clarks Kids. Huge range from pre-walkers up. They also fitted them. DD has wide feet too & Clarks have shoes that fit wider feet too.

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    My DS has been walking for a few months and I have just bought him his first shoes, with a hard-sole. But I only used them when we go out and he is going to be walking around, otherwise it is no shoes 90% of the time. First thing the whole family does when we get home for anywhere is kick off our shoes at the front door! My kids barely wore shoes until they went to school and they had too....


 

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