Our Privacy/Cookie Policy contains detailed information about the types of cookies & related technology on our site, and some ways to opt out. By using the site, you agree to the uses of cookies and other technology as outlined in our Policy, and to our Terms of Use.


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.

Photo via BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images

More from baby