When shopping for kids, one of the most fun things to buy is kid’s shoes. There are a variety of styles and they always look so adorable it melts my heart. Classic Baby Loafers is one of my favorite types of kid’s shoes because they fit their feet perfectly, go with most outfits, and have a way of making the kids look like tiny adults.
Shoes are a very important part of a child’s fashion. They are important because the wrong shoes could hinder the growth of your child’s feet and even cause some feet defects. If the shoes are too tights, too loose, too narrow or too wide, it could lead to problems and sometimes even lasting damage.
Loafers Buying Guide
First, check the heel and make sure there is enough space to fit your pinky finger between your kid’s heel and the heel of the shoe. Then check the front and make sure there is a thumb-width space from the longest toe to the front of the shoe. If the shoes will be worn with socks, make sure your child tries them with socks on so you can get the sizing just right.
Avoid choosing miniature versions of grown-up styles like flip-flops, kitten heels, slide-on’s, and cowboy boots. When it comes to kids, it should be comfort and functionality over fashion always. Kids shoes should be designed with kids in mind and should allow kids to do what they do best which is to play and run around.
Many kids shoes today, especially the styles that are smaller versions of the women’s shoes, do not have the features and benefits that are important for gait development and this can cause a host of problems down the road like back pain, knee pain, and beyond. Avoid hard, tough soles and definitely avoid heels, flip-flops, high boots, and even Crocs (why does anyone wear crocs?).
Buying shoes for kids is also quite tricky. You have to have a system on how to go about it. Kids feet grow at rapid rates, so you have to get the right size (which changes within months even) at all times and measure their feet whenever your buy. You have to make the right decision when buying school shoes for your toddler because they will be in them for the most time.
Research has shown that the average child will take about a million steps in their school shoes. You also have to get durable shoes because kids play and run around all the time and they need footwear that can withstand all that activity without giving way. Even though kids outgrow shoes quickly, buying low quality shoes can also cause damage if they could break and cause your kids to trip and fall.
Buy shoes that are easy to get on or off. This comes in very handy when you are getting them ready in the morning and you’re in a hurry or when you are getting them ready for bed in the night and you are tired. The last thing you would want is to be struggling with buckles and shoelaces.
Also, for toddler who are learning to be independent, they can start to learn to put on their shoes and take them off by themselves and this is easier when the shoes have easy buckles or straps. This is why Classic Baby Loafers are a good option. Buying lace up shoes for toddlers especially or their everyday use can turn out to be quite hectic.
How to Style Your Kids
After you’ve gotten your shopping locked down, you have the perfect kids shoes, maybe a couple of cute Classic Baby Loafers and all the basics, you need, then you have to think of how to style your kids so they can look their best. Below are some general tips to keep in mind.
Layering is a good and easy way to dress up your kids and have them look put together. Of course, layering works best in cold weathers or during autumn. When you layer, use different colors and patterns to add some edge to the outfit.
Play with Color
Speaking of colors, never be afraid to experiment with different colors when dressing your kids. Buy clothes shoes and accessories in different colors and mix and match them. It’ll add more to the kids already playful vibe.
Make the most of fashion accessories such as hats, belts, watches and of course shoes too come in tiny sizes for babies. You can accessorize with shoes. Pick a shoe with a bright and stand out color and add it to a simple outfit and your kid will look smart and ready to explore!
Protecting the Feet of Babies
You need to do research, ask your doctor, and read up on the best way to protect your babies’ feet from the moment they are born. For example, podiatrists warn that babies and toddlers shouldn’t spend a lot of time in socks. Their tiny feet are soft, pliable and still developing, so it’s essential that infants and toddlers spend a lot of time completely barefoot, so their foot muscles are exercised and their feet develop as naturally as possible.
Keeping the house at a moderate, comfortable temperature is the best way to ensure their bare feet stay warm. If socks must be worn, both cotton and wool mix socks are good options for foot warmth. Also make sure the babies socks are not too tight is it could cause sock line hyperpigmentation.
When it comes to keeping your baby’s foot warm outdoors, even extra care has to be taken. Taking your child into the blistering cold can be quite challenging, all the way from head to toe. But when it comes to keeping a baby or toddler’s feet protected from chilly weather, there are a few key things to keep in mind. Socks are definitely needed in cold temperatures, with warm, organic materials like wool being the optimum choice.