Today's guest author has lots to tell us about the most adorable feet around...
and the shoes they need... baby's shoes! Take a moment to read this post!Baby feet are possibly one of the most adorable things on the planet. Closely followed by baby shoes. After your baby arrives, it won't be long before you find yourself in a baby shoe shop trying hard to resist the urge to buy up the whole stock, because modern baby shoes are always appealing.
The range in styles, colors and designs of baby shoes is huge. Entering a baby shoe shop is like walking into a sweetshop full of twinkling jewel-like goodies so delicious you couldn't possibly choose just one.
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Your best option is to shop online for baby shoes. This means you can browse at leisure with the added bonus of not having to take a wriggling baby along to the shops with you.
The range at Vertbaudet is extensive and you will find clear sizing information to help with your selection. Shoes are divided into three categories.
Shoes for Crawling Babies cover the 0-10 month age range. Baby shoes at this age do not serve any real purpose other than to keep little toes warm, offer protection and look cute.
The Baby First Step category features shoes in all sorts of designs and brands such as Kickers and Chipie are available. Find trendy colorful designs for baby boys and girls, many in practical slip on styles. As these will be the first shoes your baby walks in, make sure they offer adequate support and that there is flexibility in the sole. Leather or soft rubber soles are best.
The final Vertbaudet category is Baby Walking, and this is where the choice and variety really begins to open up. Choose from sturdier shoes that offer ideal support to little feet. For the girls you will find anything from Ballerina Pumps, Ankle Boots and Mary Janes in metallic pinks, soft suedes and shiny patent leathers. The boys are kept happy with colourful trainers and boots, rugged sandals and smart slip ons. A range of wellies and slippers adds to the choice on offer.
Consider practicality when buying baby shoes. Avoid laces and difficult fastenings, velcro and slip on designs are ideal. That said, it won't take long for the average baby to work out how to remove a simple velcro fastening. It's your choice. Vertbaudet host a range of styles that have specific features to help putting shoes on your baby a much easier task. Buy shoes in fabrics that are breathable such as leather, canvas or cloth as this prevents your baby's feet from overheating.
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For active babies on the go, make sure the soles on their shoes are textured and offer enough grip. You don't want to risk them slipping over.
Be sure to regularly check your baby's shoes fit correctly. Up to the age of two and a half babies feet grow really quickly. A check every four-six weeks is recommended to ensure the comfort and healthy development of your baby's feet. Never buy baby shoes bigger than you need in the hope of getting more wear out of them. It is essential that shoes are exactly the correct size or they will not offer the right support and problems with gait and walking development can occur.
Barrie Smith is a an author from Vertbaudet, which offers a range of baby clothes, children’s clothes, maternity wear and home collections for you and your little one’s and with their Mid Season Sale is now on, there’s various items reduced by up to 50% off. Visit Vertbaudet now at www.vertbaudet.co.uk.