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How to choose the first shoes for the baby?
By around one year old, a child has already learned to take their first steps. Although they may occasionally want to crawl, there's no need to worry - it means they feel safer that way. When they gain full confidence in their abilities and want to walk, all you need to do is make sure there are no obstacles in their way that they might trip over and fall.
If you notice while walking in shoes that the child does not put their whole foot on the ground, and only runs with socks on, you may need to consult a neurologist about muscle tone in the calves.
At two years old, a child can already jump, lift both legs off the ground simultaneously, climb up and down stairs holding onto something, and has mastered running while holding an object with both hands.
When should you put on the first shoes? And what are the best shoes to choose from?
You may have noticed that you can buy various beautiful baby shoes right from birth. These are just for show and until the baby can take their first steps, it is necessary to seriously consider shoes, as standing on their own feet changes the body position and increases the load on the baby's feet.
How to choose shoes of the right size?
When choosing shoes for a little one, pay enough attention to them. It's best to choose shoes while the child is present so that you can measure several pairs and choose the most suitable one. Ones that are suitable according to size and that the small foot will feel comfortable in.
Choose the size that fits, not the one that will fit in the future.
Also, don't buy shoes thinking that they will fit the child when they grow up; don't buy shoes that you can't buy in the future because you really like their appearance. You won't even notice that by the time you can put the baby in these shoes, they are already too small.
If you have to buy shoes for a child when they are not present, there is a way to determine the right size - draw the outline of the foot on paper and buy shoes with an insole that doesn't extend beyond this outline by more than half a centimeter!
How to choose the right shoe model for a child?
It is best to choose a shoe model created by a company specializing in the production of children's shoes, as their models will provide proper support for walking, which is essential. Additionally, anatomical and physiological characteristics of the child's body should be taken into account according to their age. The best material for children's shoes is natural leather or a high-quality special material that is appropriate for children's footwear requirements. The shoes should be soft but firm, comfortable yet safe.
What should the first shoes be like?
The toe of the shoe should be wide enough as a baby's toes are like a little folding fan; narrow shoes will simply squeeze them.
The toe of the shoe may not necessarily be completely hard, but attention should be paid to whether there is something in the front that will cover the small toes and protect them from possible injury.
The heel must be fixed by the sturdy and snug back wall of the shoe so that the still-forming tendons are protected and the baby's foot remains stable and comfortable.
Pay attention to the shoe closure method. It is not necessary to choose shoes with zippers, stickers, or laces. It is very important to pay attention to where the buckle is located. The main function of the closure is to ensure stability, which is provided by a snug fit.
Orthopedists remind us that when going to buy children's shoes, one should be prepared not to buy beautiful, bright slippers with bunny ears, eyes, or other decorations at least at first until the baby's body, feet, and muscles have learned to adapt. However beautiful such footwear may look on the little feet that have just started to walk, orthopedic problems such as flat feet, scoliosis, or osteochondrosis may appear over time.
Several thousand children were involved in creating and testing this children's footwear, resulting in the creation of high-quality footwear models based on knowledge of foot ergonomics and taking into account children's age and anatomical features.
The shoes created by the company "Biomecanics" are considered to be anatomical footwear, adapted to children who are learning to walk. These shoes have special leather insoles that provide comfort and moisture removal due to perforation, keeping the child's feet warm but not sweaty, and making them feel comfortable. The soles of these shoes are flexible, making them suitable and ensuring proper development for a child's feet. The soles are made to be as flexible as possible, which is important for development but also provides the necessary support for the heel area, ensuring stable walking. The "Biomecanics" shoes have added protection for the toes against impacts and collisions, as the front of the shoes is additionally reinforced. They also have special side edges to prevent the shoes from rubbing against the child's feet. These shoes come with a removable insole that has an antibacterial "Herbal" coating, protecting against unpleasant odors, mold, and bacterial growth. The shoes also feature a stabilizer to help the child maintain balance.
These shoes are made from natural materials without chrome or nickel. The sole has a non-slip surface, so the child will not slip, and the shoes will not mark the floor.
Shoes made by "Ecco" are also designed with anatomical requirements in mind, helping to shape the child's foot and ensuring they do not develop orthopedic problems such as flat feet, etc. Bright colors, unique finishes, and proper shapes make "Ecco" shoes a true celebration for children's feet.
This popular brand of footwear is modern and waterproof, making it perfect for everyday wear. The most commonly used materials are water-resistant suede and leather. "Ecco" shoes are made with long-lasting cushioning, making them comfortable for walking throughout the day.
"SuperFit" shoes support the natural and healthy development of children's feet at all stages!
The models of "SuperFit" children's footwear are created in collaboration with specialists. Working with well-known doctors and orthopedists, it is guaranteed that the production of "SuperFit" shoes takes into account the physiological structure of the foot and supports natural development.
Thanks to patented actively working insoles, the shoes absorb the load during walking, and strengthen foot muscles and ligaments. Such a cushion adheres to the foot but does not affect the deformation of the foot, so foot muscles contract and move. Foot movements supported by such a cushion resemble the movements of walking barefoot - which is the healthiest and most natural way of walking.
- Thanks to special straps, the shoe is fastened securely to the foot.
- The front part of the shoe is comfortable and wide, so the toes are free.
- The sole is very flexible, light, and non-slip.
- The back part is elongated, ensuring stability.
- The cushion on the back part, created using special technologies, improves shock absorption.
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