4 months old boy | 2 years ago
Is it true that babies need to wear shoes sometimes so their feet develop normally?
2 years ago
No, your baby doesn't need shoes to help her feet develop, quite the opposite actually. She doesn't need shoes to help her stand or walk, either. The purpose of shoes is to protect your baby's tiny feet from dirt, rough surfaces and sharp objects on the ground, when she is walking outside. Shoes also keep her feet warm in the cold, dry in the rain and protect them from the heat.When she is toddling around indoors, let your baby go barefoot. This will allow her feet to develop naturally without being restricted by shoes. Your baby's bones are soft, and cramping them in a pair of shoes too early can squash her feet and prevent them growing properly.