How to choose the right shoes for the first steps
At birth, the baby parents feel that day when their child will be on foot and try to make their first steps in life, still very, very far. But time is running out, and there comes a point when it comes to buying shoes in which the baby will stand on its feet and begin to learn to walk.
Instruction how to choose shoes for the first steps
Consult with a pediatrician, and orthopedic doctor about having to buy the first shoe in the life of a child. It may be that your child will need special orthopedic shoes. Only then go shopping.
Select shoes for your child with the fitting on his leg, because the sizes of different manufacturers may not coincide with each other, and the difference of a few millimeters, it is acceptable to the seller, but not right for you.
Look carefully at how the shoe fits the foot width and height of its arch. If sandals too narrow - to take them is not necessary, to what the kid feel uncomfortable with the process of learning walk, and the consequences of wearing a obuvki can be extremely unpleasant: tightness of the foot leads to deformities, and abrasions on the baby's skin (blisters), which may cause a temporary denial toddler from trying to learn to walk.
Pay attention to the shoe size too big for her to be not worth it, the leg must not "walk". A suitable size of the one in which the edge of a large finger to his feet sandals edge is about 5-7 mm. Not so fast growing foot, to buy sandals size larger, and thus expose the little man's risk of malformation of the foot.
Look attention to the material of which the first footwear. Prefer leather and fabric products - they are better "breathe" and allow the leg of the baby feel comfortable.
Be sure to try to trim model with a high and solid backdrop (on it in the upper part can be arranged soft pads - for comfort and protection from corns heels) and a good-fastening clasp. The sole should flex in the forefoot, and not in the middle - it is a mandatory requirement in the selection of proper footwear.
Choose for baby shoes with a flat sole, which does not have a deep relief in the so-called areas of support, with the heel of not more than 5-7 mm.
Choose shoes with orthopedic recommendations into account, because even orthopedic shoes is divided into conditional orthopedic (with arch support, functioning as the prevention of flat feet), and a special orthopedic (are made directly to the individual child for the purpose of correction of the foot)