My daughter is 10 months old. She has actually been able to walk without help for about a month and a half, but she will not do it outside of her playpen (I guess she feels more secure knowing she can grab the sides if she needs to). My mother said that my older sister did the same thing. She told me that she bought her a pair of hard-bottomed shoes, and my sister was walking on the floor that same night! I suppose the shoes made her feel sturdier? Well, taking my mother's advice, I set out to the store in search of shoes. My daughter has big feet (just like her mama!), so I started with much bigger sizes, just to make sure her toes would not be squished. A pair of simple tennies seemed to fit fine, and she was calm in them. However....CONTINAnswer Question
Answer by EternalChild86 at 12:57 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 1:04 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
Answer by EternalChild86 at 1:05 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
OP ~ My advice in the message above is what I did with my children over 15 years ago, but I went browsing around the internet and fell in love with the site for Stride Rite. They even have a store locator. Take a peek and see if it appeals to you.
If that site doesn't work out for you, I still believe in going to a shoe store with a professional who will spend time with you and your child who will size your child's foot properly and find the right shoes that will fit correctly.
Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 1:14 PM on Sep. 29, 2009