How do I bath my baby ? | First Baby Shoes

Hi there!

Probably you all know how to hold your baby or wash your baby. While bathing, hold your baby’s neck by one hand and use another hand for wiping or cleaning your baby. Of course we should use clean cotton wool, and gently clean baby up. Those How-Tos are not so interesting and many sites tell you how to do it 😉

bathing your baby

bathing your baby

I have a good tip to calm down your baby during bathing. This method really works, I guess even more than keeping talking to your baby. My tip is really simple. Prepare two cotton wools and put both in a bath to make them wet and warm. Then use one to wash your baby and the other one to cover baby`s belly. Right after you do it, baby will calm down. If not, please let me know;) Anyway, I think each baby has his own way to relax, so you just need to find it out. Hope this method helps you as well.

Have a good weekend !

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Top 5 baby gifts you can sew | First Baby Shoes

Handmade gifts are extra special and often stay with the families long after baby has outgrown them. If you want to give something to new mama or mama-to-be, here are some good ideas.

1. FIRST BABY SHOES shoe making kit

You can sew a pair of little shoes by yourself or present it as a kit, so that new mama can sew it by herself. Anyway, it will be super cute!!!!

2. Baby changing mat

Every new parent needs it! Very useful and can be sewn quickly.

3. Bib

Bibs make great homemade gifts for baby. All kinds of designs to choose from: back snap or velcro closure, side closure, back ties, and even pullovers, all so easy to make.

4. Baby mobile

Mobiles can occupy babies for long stretches of time, and can be a great addition to the nursery. Handmade ones are truly unique!

5. Handmade toys

Handmade toys are a fun and playful solution. Bright colors and soft textures make these play things especially appealing to the little ones.

How my baby learnt to walk | First Baby Shoes

Hello again, I am a father of two lovely girls !

Today I would like to introduce you how my daughter started walking. One day she could stand by herself with our support. We were holding her hands to keep her balance.  She could also stand up by herself with keeping her hands on the carton box. Carton box was really nice for her to experiment with her balance. The box was pretty big, almost reaching to her chest. After few minutes of playing with a carton box, she started pushing it and walking. That was the moment “WOW! she walked alone! ” . Of course after few seconds she fell down, because her hands slipped from the box 🙂

carton box first walk

carton box first walk

I think each baby has his own pace to start walking, so you don’t need to worry about your baby, even if your friend’s baby who is same age already started walking a few month ago. My baby’s fist walk was with a carton box, but your baby may invent more unique way 😉

Thank you for your support.

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Learning to walk | First Baby Shoes

Learning to walk is one of the greatest achievements in your baby’s life. Many parents are anxious about when it will happen. Most babies get up and go when they’re around 14 or 15 months. Don’t worry if your baby takes a little longer. Remember that every baby learns to walk at his own pace. Some children don’t walk until they are 17 months or 18 months old.

If your baby is doing any of the following, walking is not far behind:

  • Rolling around
  • Crab walking
  • Scooting
  • Climbing stairs using his hands

As your baby learns to walk it’s a good idea to keep his feet as free as possible. Let him toddle barefoot. Going barefoot helps him to improve his balance and coordination. If cramped by tight shoes or socks, your baby’s feet can’t straighten out and grow properly.

When your baby starts walking around outside, then it is high time to buy a first pair of shoes for him. You can buy a ready made shoes or try to sew them by yourself. With FIRST BABY SHOES shoe making kit you can do it easily. All the shoe parts pre-cut and holes pre-made, two needles and a special yarn are in the kit. You just need 1-2 hours to sew them. Lots of fun and satisfaction guaranteed.

How to keep little baby feet forever? |First Baby Shoes

We at First Baby Shoes love baby feet. They are tiny, little, ticklish and so perfect. They are just so cute, aren’t they? It is a great idea to create a lasting keepsake of your baby’s little feet. Here are some fantastic ideas.

1. Footprint frame

You can easily make it yourself at home. Baby-safe printing ink pads are available in most craft and baby stores. You can frame it together with your baby’s cute photograph.

2. Baby foot casting kit


3. Shoe making kit First Baby Shoes

How about keeping forever a first pair of your baby’s shoes? With this kit first pair of your baby’s shoes will be handmade by you! A true keepsake!

4. Foot prints from salt dough

Easy to make and very charming. Perfect as a wall decoration.

Your little one’s feet are only going to be this tiny for a short period of time. So rush and do an easy project at home that’s the perfect keepsake.

Have fun!

What do baby shoes mean to us? | First Baby Shoes

Hi! I am a designer of First Baby Shoes. Today I would like to share with you my idea of baby shoes. I think baby shoes should play a role of protectors of little feet. In designing shoes the most important are:

  1. Protection
  2. Material
  3. Support

first baby shoes design

The main purpose of shoes is protection. When your baby wants to walk outside, shoes are needed. They are to protect little feet. Of course inside a house, bare foot will be the best for baby to learn how to walk. I guess that as bare foot was designed by nature, it is the perfect shape for walking. But we need shoes when we walk outside, so that we love to have comfortable shoes.

The feet sweat a lot during walking and socks help to adjust the moisture level inside the shoes. Therefore, material is very important. In my opinion, natural leather is the best. It is soft, flexible and breathable.

There are several theories about shoes’s hardness. Some people say hard shoes are the best, others say that soft ones are the best.  This is very controversial, so I will skip this, but for babies who start walking or leaning how to walk, shoes ,which give the feeling similar to one while walking bare foot, are the best. Our shoe making theory is based on natural design.

Let’s make our life simpler and happier!

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Buying first baby shoes |First Baby Shoes

Once your child takes first steps, it is time to buy him a first pair of shoes. What kind of shoes should you choose? What should you pay attention to?

First, flexibility. Make sure you can bend and twist them every which way. First shoes cannot be stiff.

Second, Breathability. Soft leather is the best. Avoid stiff leather shoes, which can hinder foot development. Synthetic materials, which don’t breath, are not good as well.

Roominess. Make the thumb test. You should be able to fit your thumb in between your baby’s biggest toe and the end of the shoe. You need to press down on it from the outside while your child is wearing it. And the first shoes should also pass the pinch test — at the shoe’s widest point, you want to be able to grasp a bit of its material between your fingers.

It is good to choose shoes with shoelaces as they keep feet much better than Velcro. Make sure shoelaces are long enough to tie into double knots, so they won’t come undone.

Shoe making kit “First Baby Shoes” gives everyone a chance to create a FIRST pair of BABY SHOES. Our shoes are made of natural leather and have flexible soles. They are designed to protect tiny tootsies.

Starting something new | First Baby Shoes

For many people starting something new is difficult, but this is really good for your brain. If you are spending almost all your time on doing the same for the last 6 months, you should start doing something new. This is not so difficult to start. Just make a small step. You can change your way to your office or buy a new book and read it during your lunch time instead of staring at your computer. You can start new things , even from today on the way back to home.

When I struggle in my daily life, I always try to find the way to refresh my mind. This is the high time for me to do something new and this method works for me very well. If not I will try to find another way, for example do some sports to get sweat and get rid of stress from my body.

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Many people think that I don’t feel good, because I have too much work or too much stress. It happens to you when you lose balance between mental and physical side. So that your brain automatically starts giving you a signal to slow down. If you don’t listen to your natural alarm, you may have a big problem in the future.Maybe this is time to sew First Baby Shoes and get back your balance 😉

Keep your life in balance !

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Things to do during your maternity leave | First Baby Shoes

At the beginning of maternity leave you are totally involved in taking care of your newborn. But with time your baby starts to sleep more and more during a day and as you do not need to have such long naps, you start to have more free time just for you. What to do? Running out of ideas?

Many mums take up crafts. This may have to do with baby, or it might have to do with starting a business with whatever you make. We love the idea of making FIRST BABY SHOES. Our company has designed cute shoe making kits. They include everything one needs to make a pair of baby shoes – leather parts, needles, thread and easy sewing instruction.  You just need 2, 3 hours to complete a pair of shoes. While your little baby is taking a nap, you can make shoes for him. Isn’t that great? You can choose from different models and colors. Kits are available online in our store.

On maternity leave, many mums start cleaning the house and throwing away unneeded items. But do not be too obsessed with it. The mess in the house with kids is normal;)

Maternity leave is also the perfect time to catch up with friends. Find some time to go for a lunch or coffee. Relaxing chat with friends will give you lots of energy for sure.

But remember, you don’t have to do anything while on maternity leave. You can just sit, look at your new baby and enjoy this special time.

Sewing therapy | First Baby Shoes

We at First Baby Shoes love sewing. We strongly believe it has lots of therapeutic benefits. Sewing demands from us to focus both physically and mentally on a task. If you’re concentrating on sewing you can’t be worrying about how life will look like after giving a birth, or fretting about problems at work. Sewing is calming. It also gives a great feeling of pride in using one’s hands to create something unique. There is something wonderful about pointing to your baby’s shoes and saying: “I did that.” Being able to sew is great for our self – confidence. Sewing is also good for our brains. It builds our hand-eye coordination and keeps our fingers nimble.

We believe that hand-made is very powerful. There’s a lot of good energy and love put into hand-made items. That is why First Baby Shoes differ from ready made shoes. They are unique as they are hand-made by YOU!

How about indulging in a little sewing therapy with First Baby Shoes?