Kids are growing very fast!

We all know that kids are growing very fast. When I talk to my friends they all say the same thing:”I just cannot believe that my little boy/little girl is not little anymore”. We notice how fast they grow looking at their clothing – T-shirt’s sleeves are getting too short, long trousers became shorts. The same thing is with shoes, but it is more difficult to notice. Our small kids won’t let us know when shoes are too small for them. That is why we have to care about it and check it pretty often.

As a shoe making company we advice to measure your baby feet every six to eight weeks. Do so until the age of 4. Your baby’s shoe size will be growing about 2 sizes a year during this period. Once your kid hits 4, you can measure his shoe size every 3 months.


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Don’t know how to measure your baby’s feet? It is pretty easy and you can do it at home. You will need a sheet of paper, a pencil or pen and a tape measure. Have your child stand on a piece of paper. Mark at the heel and the longest toe on both feet, making sure toes are flat and not curled. Measure the distance between the marks.Remember to measure the length of both feet. If one foot is larger, fit to the larger foot. Allow no more than 1.5cm extra for growth room.

If you would like to check the shoe size of your baby, you can print out at 100% our measure sheet.


It is good to remember that like an adult’s, babies’ feet are slightly bigger at the end of the day. It is the best time to check a shoe’s size.

Enjoy your children while you can as they grow very fast!

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Starting solid foods | First Baby Shoes

Today I would like to write about introducing solid foods. It is said you should start your baby on solids between 4 and 6 months. Firstly, you have to decide what to give your baby as a first meal – fruits or vegetables. We tried vegetables first when my daughter was 6 months old. We started from carrot, potato, pumpkin and then cauliflower.  We wanted to introduce our daughter as many flavors as we could. Every baby has his own taste, so you should try several types of vegetables and see which are preferred. After giving vegetables, we started to introduce fruits solids as well.

Some people say that starting off with fruits shouldn’t make babies less likely to eat vegetables later. But my observation says something different.3 of our friends who started introducing solids from fruits (because they had difficulties to feed vegetable solids), have now problems as their children don’t want to eat vegetable or meals at all. Of course they cook vegetables for them, but children are not in favor of them. My daughter likes vegetables a lot. She doesn’t have any likes or dislikes. Of course she loves sweets a lot, but eats other foods as well.

It seems first solids may be a key point for the future likes and dislikes. Because each baby has each taste and everyone has different family dishes, so the most important thing is trying several types of solids and finding good baby foods for your baby.

I hope this experience and my opinion will help you a bit.

Have a nice time and see you soon:)

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First Baby Shoes wants to create happy time for your family.

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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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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.

Best baby shower gifts | First Baby Shoes

A baby shower is a great time for parents-to-be to receive the gifts they need to help them get ready for parenthood. Here’s our list of baby gifts worth giving to new parents.

1. First Baby Shoes kit

Make your baby’s first pair of shoes even more extra-special by sewing them yourself. With First Baby Shoes kit, parents-to-be can actually do so without going crazy! It comes with all the leather pieces, needles and thread you need (and clear instructions) to create a one-of-a-kind pair just for your kid. The kits come in one size only (12cm) which is based upon the average size of first walkers. First Baby Shoes kits are available in different colors and different designs.

2. Children books

How about giving some nice children books? You can present the one you liked the most when you were a child or choose something from new titles.

3. Diaper bag

If you have a kid you know for sure that it is almost impossible to get out of the house without leaving something behind. Help the new parents and give them a diaper bag. 

4. Baby bath basket

Baby bath basket is fun and practical. Good to include baby shampoo, a mild soap that won’t irritate a newborn’s skin, a soft washcloth, a towel, and some rubber toys to make bath time more fun.

5. Baby blanket

You can buy some nice blankets or handcraft them. Handcrafted ones are the best and often stay with families forever.

6. Nappies

A nappy cake is practical and pretty. 

Any other ideas? Feel free to write them in comments to this post. 


How to smooth babies when they start crying. ( 0 – 3 months ) | First baby Shoes

I am a father of 2 children. Below opinion is based only on my personal experience.

  1.  Hold your baby on your arms and change her head position.
  2.  Check the pampers.
  3.  Give her some milk.

In case those 3 methods are not working on your baby, I guess she wants to poo. You can very softly massage her stomach or move her legs slowly up and down.( it looks like riding a bicycle. )

I would like to add some more details to each method.

  • She needs to be held or burp

Probably all babies like to be rocked. You can walk around with her for a few minutes and rock her gently. I do tap very often on her back when I am holding her on my arms.

Changing position means changing her stomach position. Babies often want to burp in head up position. It’s possible that they do burp even not right after nursing. (

i don’t know why but my baby did so many times.)

  • She is not comfortable with wet pampers

Just change it;)

  • She is hungry

This is the most often reason of your baby’s cry. In this case you need to ask her mum to nurse or make a formula milk which needs to have 35-38 degrees temperature ( Human body temp.) . I heard from my wife that it was difficult to nurse at the beginning, because some time milk didn’t come out. I don’t know the system exactly, but my wife could nurse after all. I can’t say good advice about it, but be patient and relax. This is the best for nursing.


If your baby is still crying. You may try one from the list below.

  • Give a dummy
  • Change the clothes ( maybe too hot or too cold )
  • Make some noise
  • Go outside or on the balcony ( make sure you and your baby’s clothes are proper before going out )

Well… personally I don’t want to recommend to do this but it works.

  • Take your baby and go drive*

*this may be harmful for your pocket. If you use this method always, babies cannot sleep without night drive. Probably this is the last thing you want 😉

As a father I strongly advice: DO NOT BLAME YOURSELF. This is not your fault that baby is crying. This is normal and in first 2 months a colic may drive you crazy, but after 2 months you will start recognizing what your baby wants. In this period if you have any difficulties, ask a partner or someone to support you. You need help.

If you worry about your baby`s cry , you can consult with a doctor.

If one of those tips works for your baby’s cry, please spend your free time to sew First Baby Shoes 🙂