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What kind of shoes should my toddler wear?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Varies with need

Toddlers will do well with rubber skid socks in the house if they wear anything.
Outside they need protection from a variety of terrains so the choice may vary. The shoe should meet several basic criteria: Fit: roomy enough but not loose; Flex: flexible enough not to pinch or bind a growing foot; Breathable: avoid solid plastics - feet sweat; Sturdy enough for the terrain; not too heavy.

In brief: Varies with need

Toddlers will do well with rubber skid socks in the house if they wear anything.
Outside they need protection from a variety of terrains so the choice may vary. The shoe should meet several basic criteria: Fit: roomy enough but not loose; Flex: flexible enough not to pinch or bind a growing foot; Breathable: avoid solid plastics - feet sweat; Sturdy enough for the terrain; not too heavy.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Soft soled

Toddlers should wear soft soled shoes which provide protection but does not prevent the natural movement of the feet.

In brief: Soft soled

Toddlers should wear soft soled shoes which provide protection but does not prevent the natural movement of the feet.
Dr. Pamela Middleton
Dr. Pamela Middleton
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