This week, little Mae got her very first kicks. Sporting those neon teal and pink sneakers, she had a blast (giggling the whole time) in the beautiful summer weather. Through mud, scuffs, falls, grass, rocks and fun little puddles I held her two little hands as she smiled from ear-to-ear.
Not knowing what to expect, last week, I had taken her out around our complex to walk in some soft crib shoes. She stumbled in them and tore them up quickly on the concrete. That’s when the light bulb flickered on…soft shoes = bad for walking outside.
I had overheard two moms talking at the Children’s Museum (I promise I’m not always a weird eavesdropper) about how it’s important to buy a good pair of walking shoes. I was curious.
THE BEST BABY SHOES, FOR BABY’S FIRST STEPS
Why it’s important to buy a good pair of walking shoes
Your baby is developing his or her gate and walking pattern. A bad pair of cheap shoes will alter those steps and may inhibit their development. A.K.A. they may learn to walk weird.
This means you should skip out on flip-flops, wedges, boots, sandals with loose straps, and basically anything with a heel.