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5 month old and shoes?

My 5 month old had to wear special braces on his feet fro a long time so he couldnt wear shoes. He is finally free from them but he has no shoes. Do you think a child who is not walking NEEDS to wear shoes if he has on socks? I'm just wondering if they actually serve a purpose aside from keeping the feet warmer and looking cute.

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Asked by humaniterian87 at 11:51 PM on Mar. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I put shoes on my 5 month old when we go out in public. She's learned how to take off her socks by rubbing her feet together and the shoes are the only thing keeping them on

    Answer by AmberBrat at 11:54 PM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • No, they do not need shoes at that age. Socks are fine. If you want shoes, the Robeez (or a similar brand) are great at that age.

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 11:59 PM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • Of course a baby that does not walk doesn't NEED shoes. But I never leave the house with my son unless he is fully dressed, This means shirt, jeans, socks, and shoes. But that's just me. They don't serve a real purpose.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:01 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • the only purpose they serve is to keep the socks on. if you do, get robeez or something similar, babies can't get them off. and the soft sole is better for learning to walk

    Answer by jcsmummy at 12:02 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • They dont need shoes. They can be cute, but not a big deal. I like to keep my son in sleepers half the time cuz he is so much more comfty in them than jeans, and hes a spitter upper, so not a big deal. At this age it doesnt really matter.

    Answer by ashtonjames at 12:04 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • My dd was shoe less until she could walk. They were pointless. While she took her socks off too, we lived in FL and for most of the year bare feet weren't a big deal. They make "crib" shoes for infants. Waste of money if you ask me lol.

    Answer by celticreverie at 12:05 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • My oldest daughter wore shoes out of the house at 5 months because she loved to jump on the floor while standing between my legs. But with the others, who didn't stand as early, they didn't wear shoes until they were walking & then only out in public to protect their feet. Get some cute slippers if you need warmth--my son had puppy slippers & they were awesome!

    Answer by funnyface1204 at 12:27 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • We put shoes on my son to keep his socks on.... otherwise his socks are off in minutes. He doesn't pull or kick off his shoes though

    Answer by AmiJanell at 12:41 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • the Robeez are great, they are real expensive thouh so i buy them used...they don't NEED them but i heard it's good to have them wear shoes so that when they do start walking, they are used to them

    Answer by lexi8622 at 1:00 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • my DD is 8 months & she never wears shoes. i have to buy them a size bigger than her feet b/c she has her dad's tall feet & she can take them off too easily. she doesn't like shoes b/c they make her feet heavy & shes working on crawling. we dont leave the house too often & when we do she just wears socks (unless its warm out).

    a baby doesnt need shoes till they are walking...but they are really cute haha

    Answer by okmanders at 1:08 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

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