The baby can walk, how to choose a suitable pair of shoes for him, so that many new mothers are at a loss, because mothers also know that if the shoes chosen for the baby are not suitable, it will affect the baby’s leg development.
The feet of the human body have a lot of neurovascular, unsuitable shoes (such as the bottom is too hard) will affect the blood vessel circulation of the baby’s feet, compress the soles and toes, affect muscle development, and seriously lead to deformity, so the choice of baby shoes and growth are inseparable.
Professor Kong Xianming, a foot and spine health expert, once said: the child’s foot is very fragile, because it is still in the development stage, any inappropriate pressure or trauma may cause foot deformity, such as flat feet, thumb valgus, foot valgus, figure-eight feet and knee injuries.
Moreover, in the process of the baby’s growth, the foot bones are also constantly developing and maturing, coupled with the baby’s playfulness and activity, choosing a pair of suitable shoes can prevent the baby’s feet from being turned out during the development process, and better protect the child’s foot development.
So, how to choose the right pair of shoes for your baby?
Early steps (when the baby is just starting to be supported by parents to learn to walk): you can choose soft and light shoes for the baby, and the sole is best to have a non-slip design;
Toddler period (when the baby officially begins to walk on his own): Toddler shoes have a very important impact on the bone development of the baby’s feet and the formation of a correct walking posture, and its selection should pay attention to the following 3 principles:
(1) Be wrapped. The ankles and forefoot surfaces of the shoes should have appropriate hardness to make the shoes not easy to deform and provide sufficient wrapping for the baby’s feet; The softness of the front half of the sole can be checked by testing the bending of the position of the forefoot of the sole, so as not to deform the sole with the movement of the child’s forefoot;
(2) It should be able to prevent slipping. The baby’s control of the body when walking by himself is not skilled enough, the non-slip sole can make the baby fall less, and the sole cannot be too soft, too soft will be detrimental to the development of the baby’s arch and foot nerves;
(3) It should fit. The size of the shoes must be appropriate, inappropriate shoes may cause damage to the child’s feet, you can choose lace-up or shoes with velcro; When folding the sole in half, pay attention to the bending place should be about one-third of the front part, and try to make it fit the toenokle of the baby’s foot.
After your baby learns to walk: When your baby is already able to walk steadily, just choose a pair of shoes that fit comfortably. Because your baby’s two feet rarely develop synchronously and are likely to be of different sizes, it is best to take your baby to try them on themselves when buying shoes, and then choose a size that fits the larger foot.
In addition, when buying shoes for your baby, you also need to pay attention to these problems:
(1) The child’s feet grow fast, and the shoes should be replaced at any time (they need to be replaced once in a few months during the development period), do not let the shoes be tight and affect the baby’s foot development;
(2) Shoes do not have a break-in period. Shoes that fit well can be felt immediately when you wear them, and you will feel comfortable when you try to walk;
(3) If the shoes are to be worn with socks or pantyhose, it is best to wear them together when trying on shoes;
(4) It is best to bring children when buying shoes. Only the feet know whether the shoes fit or not, so that children can express their opinions in the process of buying shoes, which is conducive to children’s good foot health habits in the future.
(5) Don’t buy bigger shoes for your baby to save. The baby walks in oversized shoes, the footsteps are not supported steadily, and it is easy to rush forward leading to unstable walking, and may even form inner and outer eight, affecting the development of legs.
There are also some shoes that are not suitable for babies, such as:
(1) Shoes that glow or make sounds when walking. Many parents like to buy some shoes for their babies that make sounds or flashes, but such shoes will attract too much attention when walking, and sometimes babies will deliberately land on the ground with the instep or toes in order to make the sound or light emitted by the shoes, causing the baby to develop strange walking postures.
(2) Second-hand shoes. Some mothers will save Dabao’s shoes and leave them for Erbao to wear, because the baby develops quickly, the shoes are replaced after not wearing them a few times, and they look very new, but second-hand shoes are not conducive to the baby’s foot development.
On the one hand, second-hand shoes will infect fungi, on the other hand, second-hand shoes will have a certain amount of wear, just like the use of strange-shaped insoles, which may change the way the baby walks, and even cause the baby’s feet to deform.
(3) Shoes with severe heel wear. The speed of heel wear is generally faster than the child’s shoes can not be worn due to changes in foot length, and if the heel has been worn and deformed, it will not be conducive to the baby’s foot development.
Choosing shoes for your baby is a technical job, have you learned it?