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Do you wear shoes indoors? If so, perhaps the baby should too. I would choose very soft shoes, moccasins or slippers. Nothing hard-soled or stiff sided. Whatever "support" a foot or ankle needs should come from a child's own muscles and ligaments. If, like me, you don't wear shoes inside your home, then get the baby some shoes and keep them by the front ...


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Addressing your parent's comments: "They must get into the habit" There is some truth to this. A rule of "you must always wear shoes" is generally easier for kids to stick with than "you must wear shoes in the front yard". This is really about having managable rules (ones you can enforce & the child can follow). "feet must have shoes" This is ...


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Unless she needs them to protect her feet, never. In the words of the AAP: "Style is the only reason for a baby to wear shoes at all until the child begins walking outdoors or is taken out in cold weather." First, the idea that her feet will get too big is somewhere between ignorant and harmful. Wearing correctly-sized shoes will not prevent foot growth. ...


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I think it depends on your situation and what you feel comfortable with. We have wood floors so we started with shoes immediately because we did not want her feet getting cold. Socks were too slippery on the floor so shoes were the next best thing. Shoes will also help your baby walk better as they help by giving the baby a solid footing and if they have ...



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