Our LO has just started to take a few steps here and there. When should we bother with shoes, are they better off walking no shoe to learn and once experienced they can get used to them? If so when should I be introducing them? She has worn shoes for a long time and they don't bother her but they have always been more accessory item that for protection benefit. Anyone had advice on this from a podiatrist or physio? Tia
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13-12-2014 20:38 #1
Shoes or no shoes for learning to walk toddler?
13-12-2014 20:46 #2
Supposedly no shoes is better. When mine were learning I gave as much shoe free time as possible, only used shoes when necessary in public places where it was safer to have shoes (or for cleanliness like in shopping centres etc).
13-12-2014 20:54 #3
No shoes - better for muscle development. Or soft leather soled shoes.
13-12-2014 20:55 #4Senior Member
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No shoes is best, and soft leather ones for when you're out, purely to protect their feet.
13-12-2014 20:56 #5
No shoes and I bought skeanies as they're recommended by podiatrists and are soft for little feet.
13-12-2014 20:59 #6
Great thanks for that! I'll look at those skeanies also
13-12-2014 21:22 #7Member
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When I went to buy shoes for my LO when she started to take a few steps, the owner of the shop told me not to bother until she had been walking well for a few weeks. She recommended bare feet until then. I had a pair of soft soles shoes that I used at the playground etc so that the barkchips didn't hurt her feet.
13-12-2014 21:30 #8
13-12-2014 23:04 #9
No shoes is what I've been told by mchn and peadiatrician.
13-12-2014 23:17 #10
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