Believe it or not, when your baby is taking those first steps, he learns best when he is barefoot! A child’s foot does not need to be supported during normal activities.
Walking without shoes will help your baby develop coordination and balancing skills. Shoes for babies should be all about function, not fashion. When you need to put him in a shoe, you do not need to spend a lot of money to find a proper shoe. The best shoes for children are ones that simulate the bare foot. Choose one that is flexible and flat in the soles. Also, a child’s shoe should be non-constricting and be made of material that “breathes.” Save the flip-flops and sandals for later!