RobinG (1528.4 days ago) Shoes are best after they learn to walk ~ the opposite of what you are saying is true, I have an older son with foot concerns who see a pod doctor and she told me that shoes shouldnt be on til they can walk well. My youngest has now been diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder and when he was learning to walk we were told the same thing by his therapists he was having alot of trouble with motor skills walking etc.
Amanda-is-Rebekahs-Mommy (1528.5 days ago) You can use soft soled shoes before they`re walking but you`re not supposed to use hard soled shoes until they`ve been walking for a little bit
hunnybunnysmama (1528.7 days ago) i think its supposed to strengthen their feet to walk barefoot. arch supports etc don`t allow their feet develop naturally. it was funny tho because my daughter learned to walk then i threw a curve ball by putting on shoes but of course it only took a few days for her to figure it out.
Holly28 (1528.7 days ago) I have read that having your LO walking in shoes before they are well practiced in walking on their own messes with their sense of balance.
Terise (1528.7 days ago) Ive never heard of this before. The only thing ive heard is that you should try to let your little one walk around barefoot until walking properly. It's supposed to be bad for their feet to wear shoes (hard soled ones) until they have been walking for a few months.
california-mom (1528.8 days ago) Never had shoes on my kids til they were able to actually walk and they walked early!