About a month ago O got his first real pair of shoes and I have been dying to tell you all about them! But with the kids being off school and our house being filled with the lurgy,on and off throughout the summer holidays I am a playing catch up a little with my blog posts!
So here is the tale of O’s first shoes:
I have always preferred my babies to be barefoot, I feel that it’s important for those tiny little bones to be able to spread out flat on the floor while walking as constricting shoes not only hold the feet in the wrong position, which can harm their development, but they also make it harder for beginner walkers to balance themselves.
Obviously we all need something to keep our feet warm and safe from sharp objects outside so from about 6 months old O had little, soft leather shoes. They were nice and loose, didn’t squeeze his feet together and allowed him to stand on the floor outside if it was dry. They also protected his toes from the cold!
But when he finally started walking properly I still put off buying his first shoes for as long as possible! When he became more confident and it was obvious he wanted to be down walking outside more, I finally bit the bullet and bought these shoes: