Hard Bottom Shoes!

Samora - posted on 06/28/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Imani is walking and has been for about a month now. I bought her the hard bottom shoes, but her baby sitter says that she shouldn't wear those because those are too hard for her and won't give her any flexibilty... Should she wear the hard bottoms or continue to wear the softer, middle stage shoes??

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Ginger - posted on 07/03/2011

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hmmmm... Hard bottomed shoes are more for looks and only if the 'must' wear shoes. The best thing for young ones is...bare feet. Unless outside, walking sidewalks and then shoes should be comfortable fitting- not too hard and not too tight or loose. Young ones use their toes to help them gain balance. A sort of 'grips its' thing...lol

You can tell when a shoe doesn't feel right to them too..they do that foot slap thing when they try to walk to they start to stagger off to one side or the other... lol Personally I let mine go bare foot as long as they weren't ut on the side walk and if we were going out they wore soft sandals...

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Ginger - posted on 07/04/2011

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For Emma - Soft soled shoes are any shoe that move with the foot... If you bend your foot and the shoe bends with... it's soft soled. If the shoe remains rigid then it is a hard sole.

Claire - posted on 07/03/2011

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Why does she need shoes? She's exploring with her toes and bare feet to feel what's happening as she enjoys her newfound ability. If you really need to put her in shoes, go for something that has good traction while she's still not steady on her feet.

Elfrieda - posted on 06/28/2011

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I thought after they start walking well they can have hard-soled shoes. But I'm not an expert.

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