Growing Feet in Safe Hands

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First shoes are often a prime concern for mothers as toddlers outgrow their shoes in very short durations in the first year. Due to this, toddlers feet need to be measured every few months. From the moment a child begins to crawl right to their teenage years children’s feet are constantly developing. Therefore choosing the right size and kind of shoe for your child is an important decision.

As per the extensive knowledge on First Shoes from the footwear brand Clarks, there are 3 key stages in a child’s development –Crawling, Cruising & Walking. All these stages are important to take into consideration while choosing the right shoe for your child.

Crawling: Once a baby has learnt to sit up on their own they will quickly learn to pull themselves along and soon they will start crawling. The right type of shoes for this stage is:

  • Very light and flexible
  • 10 mm growing room in the shoe which is enough to allow a child’s feet to grow
  • Smooth seamless interiors for comfort
  • Soft breathing material to care for feet
  • Whole and half sizes, with natural toe shape and easy fastenings

Cruising: This is the time when children try to get up on their own or take some furniture support and try and stand on their feet. Gradually they take support, slide and move from one furniture piece to the other taking support. The right type of shoes for this stage is:

  • Protective toe heel and waist guard
  • Textured side patterns to aid grip between crawling and cruising
  • Light and flexible, 10 mm growing room for allowing their feet to grow
  • Soft materials which does not rub their feet
  • Whole and half sizes, with natural toe shape and easy fastenings

Walking: In this stage the child is in the first stage of walking, their feet will be wide open and there will be no flexing of ankles or knees. They usually start walking between the age of 9-18 months depending on individual development. The right type of shoes for this stage is:

  • Close cropped soles to prevent tripping
  • Light weight flexible soles with soft materials to keep the feet cool
  • Padded ankle collar for support
  • 14mm growing room and fully adjustable fastening
  • Whole and half sizes

As  per Clarks expertise in first shoes all the above features and characteristics are very important while buying. Clarks is known to be the number one brand in UK in this category and they have vast experience on shoes for the tender years to advise proper comfort and safety for your child.

Clarks also has professionally trained shoe fitters who have extensive training and experience in the development of children’s feet. The trained shoe fitter will always use a specially designed measuring gauge to check the length, width and depth of a child’s foot.

At Clarks, the kids’ collection ranges from Rs.1200 to Rs.4500. It covers a wide variety of shoes which are just the right shoe every parent would like to have for their child. Clarks shoes are equipped with all the essentials such as softness, good support and proper grip and comfort for your child.

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Jaishri is an IT professional and the founder of mommyswall. She is a mom of a lovely 4 year old and lives in Bangalore. She is also a certified Yoga instructor and believes in Natural living.
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4 Responses to Growing Feet in Safe Hands

  1. This is very useful for new mothers. Shoes really create a problem as wrong choice of shoes can cause harm to child’s feet. So one must always buy baby shoes suiting your child feet shape, size etc.

  2. This is very useful for new mothers. Shoes really create a problem as wrong choice of shoes can cause harm to child’s feet. So one must always buy baby shoes suiting your child feet shape, size etc.

  3. Anuradha says:

    Hey! this is really useful. I see so many moms facing this problem with their kids growing feet. I’m sure this will help all those concerned moms :)

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