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How can I make sure I am getting good baby shoes?

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Dr. Shannon Cole
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Baby shoes

Just pick something with a flexible sole that when the baby/child stands there is enough room for your entire thumb from the toe to the end of the shoe.

In brief: Baby shoes

Just pick something with a flexible sole that when the baby/child stands there is enough room for your entire thumb from the toe to the end of the shoe.
Dr. Shannon Cole
Dr. Shannon Cole
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Dr. Vadim Glukh
for non-walkers the shoes just have to be roomy for toddlers - firm heel counter is good
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Soft roomy flexible

Shoes are just for protection of a baby's feet while he is walking or climbing on dirty, wet, muddy, or sharp/rough surfaces.
Otherwise, shoes are not needed for babies. When choosing a shoe, find one that is soft and very flexible, with some room to grow into.

In brief: Soft roomy flexible

Shoes are just for protection of a baby's feet while he is walking or climbing on dirty, wet, muddy, or sharp/rough surfaces.
Otherwise, shoes are not needed for babies. When choosing a shoe, find one that is soft and very flexible, with some room to grow into.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: Shoes

I have always felt shoes are a social phenomenon and babies do not really need shoes.
...Except when outside or needing protection for rough surfaces. They need good gripping surfaces so barefoot in the house is fine. One brand that i found to be rather exceptional (and a bit expensive) are elefanten shoes. They are well made, fit well, and last a long time.

In brief: Shoes

I have always felt shoes are a social phenomenon and babies do not really need shoes.
...Except when outside or needing protection for rough surfaces. They need good gripping surfaces so barefoot in the house is fine. One brand that i found to be rather exceptional (and a bit expensive) are elefanten shoes. They are well made, fit well, and last a long time.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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