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When Should I Buy My Baby's First Pair of Shoes?

Since baby shoes are often purchased for the purpose of fashion, it is up to parents to determine when to buy a baby’s first pair of shoes, according to Dr. Maria Miller, Florida-based pediatrician with Oviedo Pediatrics. “In most cases, baby shoes are not purchased as a walking or development aid, but more because parents love to put shoes on babies,” she says. Once your child is walking and needs shoes as a walking aid, Miller recommends purchasing shoes that are flexible and light as heavy or restrictive shoes can interfere with foot development.

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