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    Default Shoes or no shoes for learning to walk toddler?

    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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    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).

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    No shoes - better for muscle development. Or soft leather soled shoes.

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    No shoes is best, and soft leather ones for when you're out, purely to protect their feet.

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    No shoes and I bought skeanies as they're recommended by podiatrists and are soft for little feet.

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    Great thanks for that! I'll look at those skeanies also

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    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).
    Exactly this. Little Blue Lamb soft sole leather shoes are great and not that expensive. There is an Ebay seller in Melbourne with a great range.

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    No shoes is what I've been told by mchn and peadiatrician.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    No shoes and I bought skeanies as they're recommended by podiatrists and are soft for little feet.
    How long are no shoes for? I bought mockinsons for both kids love them


 

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