First shoes: what model to choose for a baby who starts walking
Many moms and dads sincerely believe that the first shoes should not be any special. It is enough to choose soft slippers, shoes or boots. They are inexpensive, and the crumb will quickly grow, why waste. This is the phrase often heard by orthopedists from young parents who come with the kids to the reception. But experts dispute this claim, because the properly selected footwear depends on the health of the child’s legs.
The doctors explain that the bones of a child of the first year of life are only being formed, therefore, under the influence of negative factors, they can easily deform. But you have to spend a lot of time on your feet, so it’s very important to create all the conditions for the proper development of children’s feet. On one of the most frequent questions When to buy the first shoes for crumbs? orthopedists give an unambiguous answer: how the baby begins to walk independently, i.e., not earlier than nine or twelve months.
Many parents buy shoes for children with half a year. You do not need to do this: the crumb only learns to sit, crawl and stand at the pedestal, so ordinary socks or pinets will be enough.
Before buying the first shoe, consult an orthopedist: the doctor will give useful advice on choosing