How to choose shoes for a baby
Since the first days, the baby's shoes have been replaced by warm onesSocks or peculiar soft booties. The first signal that it's time to think about real shoes, is a hard standing on the legs, and the desire of the baby, somewhere to run. Usually it takes up to a year, before that time, doctors do not recommend shoeing the baby, except there are cases when the pathology of the foot is detected, and it is necessary to direct the formation in the right direction.
So let's talk about how to choose shoes for an infant, and on what to pay your attention to parents.
With what to begin.
Coming to a modern shoe store, we oftenWe face a difficult choice. After all, around the shelf, from the top to the bottom, are made up of various models of children's shoes, and it seems that it is simply impossible to choose shoes for a baby. But there are several rules that should be observed.
Initially going for such an important purchase forgetAbout all fashion trends, styles and novelties. Your child's shoes should firstly be comfortable, practical and not harm his foot, and only then beautiful and stylish. Ossification of the pedicel reaches only at the age of six, and the choice of the wrong footwear will contribute to the corresponding incorrect formation of the foot, which subsequently becomes the root cause of many diseases.
The first shoes for a baby should be chosen such,So that it was not cramped, but it was not large, with a mandatory presence of a backdrop. Shoes should be well kept on the foot and do not hamper the movements of the crumbs. Even when choosing home shoes, you should follow these rules. Therefore, any kind of slap is excluded, since it is inconvenient for crumbs, and it also prevents the correct formation of the leg, allowing the heel to turn to one side. It should also be taken care that the baby's feet in the new chosen footwear are protected from mechanical damage, a favorable microclimate is provided, and that it conforms to physiological and anatomical needs and characteristics.
Pay attention to the sole of the shoes wasSoft, flexible and elastic. Such a sole will allow your child to be shod with walking, to make the same movements as when walking barefoot. An important fact is the presence of a small heel shoes. It is this heel that will serve to artificially raise the arch of the foot, while increasing the spring properties. Also, the presence of a heel will increase the wear resistance of shoes, and protect the heel from bruises. Do not buy shoes or shoes with a narrowed toe. Shoes for the baby should be with a wide and finger-wide toe to prevent deformation of the fingers, and to maintain better stability of the foot, due to the increase in the area of the sole. The presence of orthopedic insoles in shoes is mandatory only if you received the doctor's advice. If the baby's leg is healthy, just the instep is enough. The arch supports looks like a small bump on the inner edge of the sole. Its presence helps to lift the longitudinal arch of the foot and promotes the correct fixation of the small foot. And the most important thing that parents should not miss out on is the right foot size.
Choosing the size of shoes, the main parameters isThe length of the sole is the tip of the thumb, up to the most prominent place on the heel. And also the fullness of the foot. Typically, manufacturers who specialize in children's shoes, are presented with changes in the difference in half size, as well as shoes for a wide, medium and narrow foot. This is done so that there are no abrasions on the foot. After all, if the shoes, according to some of the parameters are very large, then the baby's leg will not sit tight, hence the shuffling of the heel, which will soon lead to trauma. Close shoes will necessarily deliver unpleasant sensations, and also contribute to the wrong formation of the fingers. Therefore, many believe that children should take shoes back to back. But this is just not right. The ideal option will be shoes at 1 cm more laid. You can check this out "by eye", sticking a finger during the fitting between the back and the heel. The distance should be equal to the width of the little finger of an adult. This selection rule applies to both winter and summer footwear. The reason is the physiological features of the foot. Usually in summer, legs tend to swell and increase in size, and in winter such a space is necessary for an additional toe, insoles, and as an empty space for creating a warming effect.
The material from which the shoes are made is anotherAn important element of footwear is a component of the concept of skin quality. Shoes for any season should be "breathable", made of high-quality and durable material. Synthetics used to make footwear does not worsen its appearance, and even sometimes surpasses natural materials in attractiveness and diversity of ideas of models, but such footwear often turns out to be fragile, lets water pass, does not give a leg to full ventilation. Therefore, it is better to pay a little more expensive, but to buy real leather or suede. To determine the quality of the material, it is enough to do several difficult manipulations:
- Push your finger on the nasal part of the boot or shoe - if there was a fine mesh of small wrinkles, and at the moment straightened up - natural and good quality material;
- smell - the skin should smell like skin, and not with glue, rubber or have another unpleasant smell;
- firmly press the palm of your hand to the boot - if the material quickly warmed up and became warm - it's genuine leather.
Also pay attention to the seams, fasteners andOutsole. A leg in the shoe should not interfere with anything. Do not forget about proper care. After all, even the smallest shoes will retain their qualities longer if taken care of. Therefore, together with the purchase of the first shoes, buy and a suitable tool for caring for a new thing.