Nov 18, 2019
The type of sole makes a lot of difference
Soft, flexible, rubber soles offer more comfort for babies and toddlers and don’t impede the ability to walk. They also let your child grip the floor comfortably while maintaining flexibility, which is closer to walking barefoot while still being protected.
Room for baby’s feet to grow
Soft-soled shoes like baby moccasins are roomier and give the child’s feet more room to grow while still offering a customized fit. As a result, babies and toddlers can wear soft-soled shoes longer without having to replace them as often.
Keep the baby’s feet safe with moccasins
Babies’ feet need protection from changing temperatures, rough and uneven surfaces and objects that may be lying around the house. The soft, thin, flexible sole offers the protection while still being adaptable to the surface they are trotting on, allowing for a better grip. Unlike baby socks with grip or flip flops, well-fitting moccasins for babies stay on their feet much longer.
Baby moccasins have wide openings allowing easy access for babies with all feet sizes and shapes. The comfortable hook and loop closures maintain a secure and custom fit.
Nov 15, 2019
Both our boots have our signature flex-soles for extra bend-ability and protection against the elements inside and out. The hook and loop closures help ensure a custom fit and make it easy for little ones to do it themselves.
And while hugs are the best way to keep warm, the faux fur covering the entire inside of the boots help add to the coziness! Click here to see our selection of stylish boots for your little one!
Oct 14, 2019
An adult foot is a complex structure made up of twenty-six bones. Designed to support the entire body through a lifetime of movement, the average foot spends its whole life absorbing a myriad of different pressures and shocks, all while adapting to constant changes in surface friction and functional stability. But they don’t start there.
As baby first develops, their tiny foot contains far more cartilage than bone. Over time (by age 18 or so) this cartilage will fuse and fully harden into the strong, adult bones we require. The first few years are very different.
Early on, the bones in a baby’s foot begin as flexible cartilage, which is why a shoe that is too stiff or too tight can actually come to affect the overall shape and potential movement of your child’s foot permanently. This can lead to chronic issues or problems well into adulthood.
This is why barefoot movement – especially inside shoes – is so important for your baby’s foot health. When a child begins to crawl – and eventually take their first steps – bare feet (and tiny toes!) need to grip, flex and twist so they can develop the necessary strength and musculature, while receiving the kind of physical feedback cues that are so critical for maintaining proper balance and (eventually) continuous upright movement. Barefoot really is best!
But the world isn’t always as friendly to a child’s little feet as their living room at home or the backyard of Grammy’s house. Sometimes little feet need big help to protect them from the sort of everyday hazards or grimy germs that come along with adventurous days out. That’s where Jack & Lily comes in – with shoes, boots & moccasins for infants, babies and toddlers.