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How to buy the first shoes for a child

When choosing shoes, you should pay attention to the following criteria:

1.Shoe size. The kid does not feel his shoes and can stompIn shoes, both 3 sizes smaller, and 2 more than his leg. But you can not buy shoes for growth in any case, since it is in the first 1,5-2 years that the baby's leg is formed most of all. Shoes must be exactly the size! The size should be determined by your pediatrician when examining the child. And do not forget about the fact that many firms produce small and large.

2. Do not forget about the mandatory distance Between the toe of the shoe and your thumbBaby, it should be 5-8 millimeters, and if the leg is plump, then all ten. When choosing a winter shoe, the distance increases to 15 millimeters for warm socks.

3.Material. Children's shoes must be made from naturalMaterials. If the shoes are made of synthetic fabric, the baby's leg will overheat and deform in them. Leather, dense cotton fabric, the material must breathe, so the ideal shoes are shoes "in a hole". The material should not be too heavy, so that it is not difficult for a child to walk. When choosing leather shoes, pay attention to the smell. If there is a smell of rubber, this indicates that the skin used in the manufacture of shoes is of poor quality.

4.Heel. It should be high, stiff, not elastic. When pressing the finger, it should not be wrinkled. Do not restrain movements and rub the corns. Should help the child maintain balance and fix his leg. Shoes with ribbons on the heel should be bought by the child only when the foot is formed, that is, not earlier than 5-7 years.

5.The inner edge of the shoe. It should not be rounded, it can only be straight.

6.Sock of shoes. It should be closed so that the baby does notInjured when walking and running fingers. It will be better to choose rounded, and in no case the shoes should not be sharp-nosed, and when running the kid may stop.

7.Clasp. The best fasteners are Velcro, and their idealNumber - 3-4 pieces. With the help of these, parents can control how tightly they are tightened, so that the shoes do not hang on the legs and do not strongly squeeze. And if you still decide to buy shoes with laces, then it is worthwhile to tie them not into one, but into two knots, so that they do not untie, and the child does not stammer on them. Avoid shoes with a zipper that can pinch the baby's leg.

8.Piglet The child should slide while walking.

9.Sole. Must be firm, flexible and elastic. Check your baby's shoes that you put an eye on, or not just. It is enough to bend it with your hands. The sole should not be slippery, but should Have a raised surface.

10.The heel. Only wide and square, height about 3 millimeters, it is possible and above, but its height in no case should not exceed 15 millimeters.

11.Stupinator (Orthopedic insole). You decide whether you need it. It is necessary to correctly form the longitudinal arch of the foot and protect the parents and the child from future marks with flat feet.

12."Sounding" shoes. Children like it when with each step they have somethingThey squeal, so they want to walk with their feet more and more. It can also help parents with poor eyesight to follow their child. But do not forget that many around it is pretty annoying.

And, of course, one of the most important: the child himself should like his shoes. This will encourage him to walk. After all, girls also like to walk around the house in new shoes, do not they?

Shoes must be tried on. When trying to let the child walk in it, it will be seen from his walk whether the shoes fit him or not. After the child has gone, remove the shoes and socks, and if the stalk has red spots, then the shoes are tight or not rubbed, and you can not buy them in any case. But no matter how much your child does not walk in shoes, we must not forget to arrange 15-20 "barefoot" minutes per day. Do the child massage on the feet: rub, remember them in the palms of your hands. The child should 5-10 minutes a day to dive on the massage board.

Now you know how to buy the first shoes for a child.

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