A baby's first steps are truly a special experience for every parent.
Happiness, tears, pride, fear, these are all feelings that overwhelm moms and dads when they see their little angel caressing them with outstretched arms.
Everyone has to prepare for a lot more falls and a lot more getting up, but that's all part of it growing up and parenting.
The first steps mostly happen in with socks or bare feet, but when your little "goofball" gains enough courage for the big outside world, it's time to the cutest shopping shoe ever, the tiny ones.
When to buy your first shoes
The perfect shoes are not easy to find, and it's even harder to find the ones that will fit your little one.
One of the main reasons is that kids at that age I can't say it fits do they a shoe on the foot and they are not really fans of putting their feet in shoes.
To buy your first shoes, you need a lot of patience and good preparation.
When your little one is encouraged and moves away from the safety of the couch and starts walking towards you, he doesn't need real shoes yet.
Experts recommend barefoot first steps because in this way the bones, tendons and muscles necessary for walking will develop best.
Of course, when it's cold, babies don't have to be barefoot, there are numerous soft models leather shoes which they imitate a bare foot and they are a great choice for colder weather.
A child needs his first real shoes when he can to walk independently a few steps without falling.
The little one is then ready to walk outside and needs shoes that will protect the foot from the sharp surface or cold.
What must the first shoes be?
The first shoes are always cute because they are tiny. However, they should not only look nice, the most important thing is that they are comfortable and suit the little owner.
Except adequate size, when choosing your first shoes, you should pay attention to the material from which they are made.
They are recommended for delicate children's feet natural materials such as leather and cotton that adapt to the foot and they allow him to breathe.
When choosing shoes, many people look for the strongest shoe with an orthopedic insole. But if it is the child's leg is healthy, there is no need for special insoles or a particularly hard shoe. Such shoes are often uncomfortable and hinder small walkers.
The shoe should adapt to the walking foot and it should be stable, but not too firm.
The reinforced heel part is enough for the shoe to keep its shape, but the rest of the shoe can be adjusted.
Rubber and leather soles they are the best choice for the first real steps because they are strong enough to provide proper foot support and protect from stones and at the same time flexible enough that the little foot can develop normally.
The front of the shoe it should be flexible so that the muscles can perform their function smoothly.
Shoes are always on adapt to small feet and it is very important that the first shoe is new. Used shoes have adapted to the previous owner and will hardly fit other feet.
How is the size of children's shoes determined?
Children's shoes for walkers as a rule, they start from the European number 18, which roughly corresponds to a foot length of 10 cm.
Given that babies who have just walked cannot explain how their shoes fit, for sizing all rely on measurement.
The length of the foot is measured from the heel to the big toe and the circumference of the foot at the widest part. Add 0.5 cm to the length of the foot and choose the shoe size accordingly.
The first measurement is the easiest to do using a measuring template in children's shoe stores.
A sales representative who has experience with the children's range will quickly measure the little foot and recommend the best model for your little princess or prince.
Whether the shoe fits the foot can be checked by pressing the top of the shoe. If you feel your little thumb right away, it's better to try a bigger size, and if your whole finger falls off, it probably is the shoe is too big.
When to go shopping?
A child's leg is like an adult's changes throughout the day. Busy walking and gravity take their toll, so the foot is a little bigger in the afternoon than in the morning.
It is also possible that the little foot swells, so it is the best time to trying on shoes in the afternoon.
For the first shoe shopping you need to arm yourself with patience, toys, books and favorite snacks.
Don't forget the socks because they also affect the size of the shoes.
When is it time to switch to a higher number?
Throwing away shoes and refusing to put on shoes doesn't have to be just a fly phase, it probably is the shoes became tight.
If you notice a blister or red marks on the leg, it is definitely there time for new shoes.
Children's feet develop and grow so quickly that the size should be checked every so often six to eight weeks up to the fourth year of life.
Most of the children it grows two sizes a year so it is necessary to regularly check the length and circumference of the feet.
We know that's a lot of little shoes, slippers and boots, but at least they're cute.
It's hard to resist all those cute sneakers with bows or small timbica, but the little ones are free to take a walk from time to time makeup shoes.
It is worth it invest in quality first shoes because inadequate footwear can cause damage that may not be detected immediately.
Children's feet develop extremely quickly and they need it a healthy environment for proper growth.