when a child learns to walk they receive important sensory information from the soles of their feet when touching the ground. shoes help to protect their feet from hot and cold surfaces and also injury.
when they are learning to get about they should be in soft soled shoes as much as possible so they can get a feel for what they touch with their feet also building strength in their muscles. when they have been walking around for some time and are confident, they can be put into more firmer soled shoes. children’s feet grow very quickly so it is important to keep an eye on measurements every few months as shoes that are too small can cause discomfort and potential harm.
- a comfortable fit
- make sure toes have plenty of room
- flexible, flat soled, and a sole that can bend near the toe
- a toe area that is wider than the heel of the shoe
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