Have you noticed your social media feeds busting at the seams with the latest trends for your babies and toddlers? There are tons of brands out there with amazing looks for your little one, but how do you choose? Luckily we know shoes, and we’ve got three helpful tips that you need when looking for the right shoes for infants, babies and toddlers.
The Right Size
Size matters, and is vital for healthy foot development. Just because your child’s feet are one size for one brand, doesn’t mean they are that size for other brands. Children’s feet can vary by as much as a half size. We recommend you visit your local children’s shoe specialty store s and have a professional measure both of your child’s feet. Another option would be to measure using a measuring tape or ruler. Toddlers tend to curl their toes, but this will throw off their measurements. Make sure your child stands while being measured for the shoes! Keep in mind that kids’ feet overgrow, so it is essential to re-measure.
The Right Stuff
What’s the shoe made of? Shoes made with genuine or vegan leather last longer, stretch and mold to the feet and provide extra support and comfort. Well-designed shoes allow for maximum airflow, letting your child’s feet breathe, which minimizes bacteria growth and keeps them healthy. Look for a flexible and rubber sole that will protect your baby or toddler from uneven surfaces, sharp objects, and temperature changes. Shoes made with genuine or vegan leather can be spot-cleaned quickly and air-dried.
The Right Style
This is always the fun part! Pick a style that shows off your child’s personality!
Jack & Lily Shoes is a family-owned, baby, infant and toddler shoe company that has been around for over a decade. They are passionate about creating unique styles and ensure that every hand-selected material is safe, durable and high-quality. As parents-first, children’s safety and protection is their priority, which is why for every shoe created, they always have baby’s total comfort in mind.