• Shoes Your Kids Can Use

    on Aug 29th, 2017

In a blink of an eye your baby will be up and walking. It happens so quickly that most parents are shocked and excited. They cannot wait to get their little ones moving and grooving, and to buy them their very first pair of shoes. Shoes are a wonderful source of protection for those little feet. They protect them from germs, debris, and other hazards. Unfortunately, not all shoes are made to fit your child’s foot correctly. Some shoes can cause more harm than good.

A lot of parents love to look at all the cute shoes they can put on their little one’s feet. These cute shoes are not typically made with stability and comfort in mind, and your child’s foot can suffer because of it. Cute shoes don’t typically have a good grip, are hard, and do not flex easily. If you want to buy your child cute shoes try to save them for special occasions that will only allow the child to wear them for short periods of time. A photo shoot is an ideal time to temporarily have them wear these cute shoes.

Shoes and socks should both be nonrestrictive on all parts of the foot. Socks should not fit too tightly on any part of the foot, should not be bunched up, or have really thick seams. Shoes should have a good grip, a flexible bottom, and should also not be too tight on the child’s foot. Crib shoes tend to be a great choice due to their well-made nature. Sneakers and closed toed shoes are also helpful for foot protection and breathability.

If a child is stuck wearing shoes that are not helpful to their foot growth, it can permanently damage their feet for life. Their feet can get bunions, spurs, blisters and deformities. To prevent such horrible things from happening to your child, buy them a pair of good fitting shoes. Be sure to check your child’s foot size regularly, those tiny feet grow very quickly!

Are you having a hard time deciding whether or not your child is wearing the right shoe? Do you need to talk to a professional to get the basics and discuss your child’s foot health? Look no further. Dr. Howard M. Kimmel, of Buckeye Foot Care, located in Brook Park, Willoughby, Cleveland, and Elyria Ohio can help you and your child learn about the right shoe. Call 216-267-0304 or request an appointment online today.

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