Choosing children's shoes is not the easiest task for parents. A selection of the right size takes the lead. But in addition, we also need to take into account the child's foot width and the toddler's manual skills to choose the right footwear. Parents are often faced with the dilemma of what kind of child's shoe fastening they should choose. Shoes with laces or Velcro. And in the case of smaller children, Velcro or maybe an elastic band? Here are some tips to help you make a decision.
For babies, appropriate footwear is extremely important – not only on autumn walks, but also in kindergarten. The little ones can use our ekoTuptusie. These are high-quality shoes, dedicated to all children. Children slippers for kindergarten are something that we need to take care of as conscious parents. Or – we can wear them ourselves.
Our children deserve the best. It's not just about entertainment or education - it's also about basic needs. The right shoes and slippers, made of high quality material can work wonders. After all, there's a reason why it's said that with well-fitting shoes, you can go really far. This saying applies not only to adults but also to children. As long as we provide them with soft leather slippers dedicated to toddlers.
The recommendation of physiotherapists for a baby's first shoes is clear. Baby's should start wearing hard, heavy boots as late as possible. Sooner, if necessary, booties should be worn that are soft and flexible and do not prevent the foot from working. What about tiny children who haven't started walking yet?
We worry when we see that our one-year-old child has O-shaped knees, and when our 3-year-old child's legs have changed into an "X" shape. But is it right to worry?
The beginnings of walking can look very clumsy. Children learn to place their legs correctly, walk on a wide base, because they are just beginning to learn to stay up-right in this position, practicing their balance. What should worry you?
I see kids with valgus feet quite often in my office. What recommendations do they come with? Most often they come to me after already buying the first shoes recommended by someone, and unfortunately these are orthopedic shoes with a high, stiff heel counter, a stiff sole and are usually very heavy. And exercise? And strengthening specific muscle groups that will support these little feet?
There are elements in a child's development that we worry about. We compare the feet, legs, posture, manner of sitting down and walking of our child with their peers or with our expectations. But should we worry about everything?