It is known that baby’s feet are growing all the time and there are so many important acupuncture points on the bottom of their feet that have an impact on health of all parts of body. Therefore, what does matter is how to choose appropriate children shoes. The following tips will be very helpful. Three areas of misunderstanding worth to be noticed when moms choose baby shoes:
The first one: the softer upper, the better
The baby’s bones, joints, ligaments are growing and his body is not so stable. So he needs some help from upper. If it is too soft, there is no corresponding support for feet inside shoes and losing stability, which will hurt ankle joints and ligaments as well as the way of walking.
Consequently, newborn baby shoes back should be a little bit stiff and somewhat wrap feet, as far as possible to reduce room for feet to move. And if toe cap is too soft, it can cause an injury to baby’s toes. Because baby is likely to kick something sometimes while walking, soft cap is not firm and also not safe. But the upper on instep still should be as soft as possible, facilitating baby’s feet to move.
The second one: the more bent sole, the better
Thickness and hardness of shoe sole should also be noted. If the sole is too soft, it is less supportive and more tiring. The bent part of the sole should also be paid attention. Normally, the bent part of ordinary baby shoes is in the middle of the shoe, but it is also in leg socket of the baby’s foot, which will lead to damage to the arch of the baby’s foot. The most comfortable bent part should be at the metatarsophalangeal joint of the front foot so that it matches the bent part of the foot while walking.
The third one: Thick sole is more comfortable and stable.
It is well known that when we walk, our feet will bend as we walk. If the sole is too thick, it will be less easy to bend. Well, babies usually like to run and jump. Too thick bottom makes them very tired and also can be harmful to their knee joints and lumbar.
In addition, in order to look pretty, the heel is higher, resulting in the foot or body forward and destroying the balance of feet. For a long time, it can affect the baby’s foot joint structure, even lead to spine physiological curve of deformation, and influence the development of the brain, heart, and belly.
Accordingly, the appropriate thickness of sole is supposed to be 5 millimeter to 10 millimeter and the heel height should be between 6 millimeter and 15 millimeter.
Considering baby’s feeling and health, it seems that there is so much need to learn about choosing a proper shoe for babies. Next time, when it comes to choosing proper cute baby shoes, it will be hopeful that moms can consult several tips above and do not neglect health just for good looking.