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Is it okay for my son to start walking without shoes?

My son is 11 months old and has just started walking. Is it better for him to learn with shoes on or barefoot? I have a problem finding him shoes because his feet are wide plus its summer so thats why he never has shoes on.

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Asked by jme484 at 9:53 AM on Aug. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Barefoot. It strengthens there ankes and builds arches.

    Answer by drs1206 at 9:58 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • *ankles

    Answer by drs1206 at 9:58 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • I let my son walk barefoot at home. i know how hard it is to find soft shoes for those first steps. i found nice soft shoes in macys.

    Answer by dormilona at 10:26 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • Ideally he should go barefoot unless you're letting him walk outside. Then his feet should have protection. Payless carries wide width shoes. Though finding them is still challenging I know.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 11:13 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • Barefoot is best. They only need shoes outside and when it gets cold.

    Answer by mompam at 11:51 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • barefoot and if you let him walk outside i would use socks with the no slip grips on the bottom then he won't need the shoes outside

    Answer by XandersMomma07 at 12:28 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • barefoot

    Answer by hypermamaz at 1:14 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

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