The Correct Fit
Caring for your baby's feet
Footwear may not be the first thing you think of with a newborn baby, but foot health is still important. From birth, children's feet start developing and growing, and so it's important to know how to care for them immediately.
Keeping tiny toes warm and protected
As your child grows, it's natural to start thinking about what's best to put on their feet. Socks and tights are fine, but make sure they are not too tight. Your baby's feet are so delicate that anything too restrictive on their feet could damage them, so make sure all foot coverings leave plenty of wiggle room. You may have seen lots of cute baby shoes, but don't be tempted yet. Remember - barefoot is best at this stage.
A chance to start investigating - crawling
When babies start to crawl and shuffle, the next stage of development has begun. Some surfaces may mean you want some protection for your child's feet. If socks or tights are not enough, fitted pre-walkers options are the safest bet. They will provide warmth and protection whilst allowing feet to develop naturally. Remember too that at this young age, the nerve endings in babies' feet have hardly developed at all and your child may not therefore be able to tell you that their feet are sore or squashed so they need footwear with lots of room to grow.