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Choosing the right material and fit for your child's feet is important to help growth while also keeping their tiny toes warm and protected. And, as they start to crawl, stand and walk, their socks and shoes need to be ready for them.
|newborns||flexibility, breathability and growth space||soft leather, canvas, fabric|
|crawling/first steps||flexibility, wider fit, padded ankle collar and insock||lightweight, slip-resistant soles and covered toes|
|confident walker||support, secure fit, comfort, hard-wearing||sturdy soles; most materials should be fine depending on the occasion (remember socks). Should be supportive and not restricting or fighting the foot's natural shape.|
For starters, always use a proper foot gauge to measure your baby’s feet. You can find one of these in all mothercare stores. Then you can choose from:
You can also print out your own mothercare shoe sizing guide to measure their feet from the comfort of your own home.
A newborn’s tiny feet are made of soft cartilage that will slowly become bones, so they need footwear with the right support to help them develop.
Paediatricians agree that bare feet are best wherever possible, but there are times when you need to keep them cosy and warm. When choosing socks and shoes for newborns, think about:
Non-restrictive shapes and materials are still crucial for such active little bodies. They'll also let the feet keep growing while making sure there’s protection against those inevitable trips and slips. When crawling becomes a thing of the past, take a look at our First Walker range with:
Mothercare & Early Learning Centre has over 50 years experience in all baby related products, from Prams and Pushchairs to Maternity Clothes ,Baby Clothes and Toys. With this experience comes a wealth of parenting and pregnancy advice, all of which we love to share with you. So whether you need inspiration for your nursery ,are stuck on which of our car seats to choose from, don't know what clothes to buy for your baby or even what toys to select we know we have the expertise and information to help you make these important choices. We hope you find what you are looking for and enjoy your time on mothercare.gr