The weather is getting colder, it’s time to prepare cotton shoes for the child, the mother group is discussing what shoes to buy for the child, how to choose shoes, mentioning a brand of shoes, a mother said, “toddler shoes should not be too soft soles, can not be like front shoes”, two mothers asked, “front shoes and toddler shoes, how to distinguish?” ”
In fact, I didn’t know that children’s shoes also had the distinction between front shoes, toddler shoes, and steady shoes, because buying shoes for Dudu accumulated some knowledge of children’s shoe purchase.
Children’s feet are different from adults’ feet because of their developmental characteristics, so the choice of shoes is also different.
1. The characteristics of infant feet.
I remember once going to buy shoes for Dudu, and when I tried on shoes, Dudu’s chubby, fleshy little feet made the store laugh.
Like other parts of the body, the child’s foot development is gradually improved, the infant is born with a flat arch, and by the age of 2 or 3, the arch will have some curvature, and the arch can generally be developed and perfected at the age of 4-6. Children’s feet in addition to the arch of the foot is not perfect, muscles and bones are also developing, usually children’s feet fleshy, relatively thick, pay attention when buying shoes for children.
2. When do babies start wearing shoes?
It is recommended to wear shoes for the baby after 7 months, and it is not recommended to wear shoes before, because the baby lies more before 6 months, the feet do not touch the ground, and bare feet may increase the sense of touch, and all parts of the body contact objects to the baby’s stimulation, can promote development.
Although you can wear shoes after 7 months, unless you go out, you can let your child barefoot at home as much as possible, even if you start to learn to walk, it is recommended to walk barefoot, bare feet can not only increase the sense of touch of the feet, but also make the feet grip stronger. Through videos and photos, we can see that many families abroad let their children walk barefoot indoors and outdoors many times, and barefoot is more beneficial to children under the condition of ensuring safety.
3. How should I choose shoes at each stage?
According to the characteristics of each stage of development, the baby’s shoes are divided into front shoes, toddler shoes and steady shoes.
Around 8-15 months, pre-step shoes, as the name suggests, are shoes worn before walking, and shoes at this stage when the baby will climb and learn to walk
The sole should be soft
, you can fold the sole with both hands,
The sole should be folded in half
, the material of the shoe should be breathable, and for good wrapping, the shoe face should be longer.
To sum up
, the characteristics of the front shoes are: soft, breathable, long face.
In fact, at this stage, you can be barefoot, for the reason mentioned above, children’s feet are more able to grasp the ground.
16 months – 3 years old, this stage is the baby just learned to walk, from gait unstable to able to walk steadily, learn to run, jump, the choice of toddler shoes, in order to facilitate walking, the first third of the sole should be able to bend, the sole has a certain degree of slip resistance, the front foot of the shoe is not too thick, it is best to be thinner, the child’s soles can have a feeling of grip, the upper of the shoe should be able to adjust the elasticity, can be hook buckle or lacing.
Because young children are very active, their feet are easy to sweat, and the materials should be breathable.
To sum up, the characteristics of the purchase of toddler shoes:
The sole is bent in front, slightly non-slip, and the forefoot is thin, elastic and breathable.
About 2-4 years old, the time division of toddler shoes and steady shoes has a period of overlap, most children can already walk steadily by the age of 2, but some are not very stable when running, children at this stage are very lively, large amount of activity, because the child’s foot development is not perfect, shoes to protect the foot, so the shoe should have a certain hardness.
Because children walk with their toes apart, there should be enough space inside the toe, do not choose shoes with a narrow toe, and the first third of the sole should be bent.
To sum up, steady shoe shopping characteristics
: A certain hardness, a wide and round toe, and the first third of the sole can be bent.
4. Precautions for putting shoes on children.
First, the child’s shoes should be slightly loose, generally when trying shoes, there is about a finger space between the heel and the upper, the shoes are too large and poorly wrapped, uncomfortable to walk, too loose on the soles of the feet will lead to a weak sense of grasping, and the shoes are too small to affect the development of the feet.
The second is not to wear other people’s old shoes for children, because each child’s foot shape and walking gait are different, and the shoes suitable for other children may not be suitable for their own children.
The third is to observe the child’s shoes, replace them in time, the child’s feet grow quickly, and replace them in time after finding that the child’s shoes are tight.
Some mothers may not pay much attention to the purchase of baby shoes, but a suitable pair of shoes is also very important for the baby, not only can protect the child’s feet, make the feet develop better, but also make the baby’s feet more comfortable, we adults themselves have feelings, feet because of frequent walking, a pair of suitable shoes is more important than clothes.