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  • Babies Require Comfortable Footwear in order to Set foot in the Right Direction first footsteps a baby takes are very thrilling. To make sure those little feet are treading on a positive path to foot wellness, ensuring they are wearing the right shoes is crucial and important.

Until they are about 6 months old, babies have little more than cartilage in their feet. As they become toddlers as much as 25 bones begin forming in their feet. Make sure to allow them to wear shoes that are comfortable yet have a firm grip on their toes. A simple test involves placing your finger in the infant’s potential shoes. If your finger gets stuck, then those shoes are too tight for his or her feet.  

Finding shoes for infants may be tricky for new parents because it is a new experience for everyone involved. If you are having trouble finding the right shoes for your baby, you can seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle. Dr. Crismali can help you with all your questions and foot care needs.

Fitting Shoes for Infants

Taking care of a baby to ensure proper development is highly important and necessary to make sure that they grow up to be healthy and happy. Finding shoes for infants may be tricky for new parents because it is a new experience for everyone involved. Also, since infants cannot speak, they cannot tell you which one feels best, which hurts, and which styles they like more. Although often crying is a signal for them being unhappy, it is still difficult to know what fits.

Since their feet are so tiny, it might be easier to go around a store and try to see which shoes fit them best. Most infant shoes are very soft and you will not have to worry about fancy laces or intricate shoe designs. For infants, all that matters is that they are warm, well-protected and comfortable so that they can grow properly.

Once a baby is able to stand or start walking after they pass their crawling phase, it is important to change their shoes as often as they grow, and since they tend to grow and change fast, it is best to keep up with them to ensure safety and comfort.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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