Sewing Tips for NIKA model | First Baby Shoes

Sewing Tips for NIKA model

First tip for the start. You need to sew together the zigzag collar to the shoe part with lining. It is important to start sewing from the second hole on the part with lining. As it is essential for the secure and good-looking stitch, please have a look at our how to guide in pictures.

Step 1 :

Move the needle from the second hole to the first one.

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First Baby Shoes Sewing Tips

DIY baby shoes

First Baby Shoes Sewing Tips

Step 2 :

Move the needle back to the second hole from outside.

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First Baby Shoes Sewing Tips

DIY baby shoes

First Baby Shoes Sewing Tips

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Step 3 :

Repeat step 1 and step 2 to fasten the edge. 2 time sewing helps to keep shoe parts tighter.

If you like it, please share with your friends and try shoe making. Sewing is fun!

Have a nice time and see you soon:)

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Cold baby feet | First Baby Shoes

Adults are often surprised how cold are baby feet. There is nothing unusual in it. Infants cannot fully regulate their body temperatures, so parents have to take care of it. First Baby Shoes loves baby feet, so we recommend all of you reading the article below. It will answer all the questions you may have about baby feet’s temperature.

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Your child is born not yet fully developed. After birth, his circulatory system is still learning to supply his entire body with blood. Its priority is to send blood to the vital organs — the heart, lungs, digestive and urinary organs. Because of this, blood is redirected away from the less vital parts, like the feet. Less blood flow means your little one’s feet can become cold.

Dressing Your Infant

Just because your infant’s feet feel cold doesn’t mean its time to bundle him up in a blanket, hat and booties. Here’s the rule of thumb: Dress your infant just like you would dress yourself, then add one extra layer. Gauge whether your infant is warm enough by touching his torso. If it feels warm and is tinged pink, your baby is fine. Keep your baby’s head warm, however, because heat can be lost through the surface. An infant cap should do.

Taking a Temperature
If you are unsure or concerned about your baby’s cold feet or the way he is dressed, take his temperature. A normal rectal temperature should be around 100.2 degrees Fahrenheit or less in an infant. If your infant’s temperature is 97.6 or less, he may be feeling cold. In that case, add a layer of warmth.
When to Worry

At times, cold feet can be a sign of something more serious going on inside your infant’s body. Cold feet can be a symptom of meningitis, a disease in which the spinal cord and brain become inflamed. If your infant has cold feet as well as a high fever, bulging fontanelle, irritability, shortness of breath, back and neck stiffness, a limp body, vomiting, no appetite, blotchy skin, extreme fatigue or a painful body, head to an emergency room. Untreated, meningitis can be fatal.

(Text from: http://www.livestrong.com/article/513496-why-does-my-infant-have-cold-feet/)
This fall First Baby Shoes will come up with insulated baby shoes. Stay tuned!!!!!!

What you have to know about baby feet

Baby feet are probably one of the first things parents and family comment on about a newborn baby. They’re just so cute, aren’t they? We are just fascinated with baby feet. We love to giggle them, cuddle and kiss. We also know how important is to take care of them properly, especially in first years. There are few things everyone should know about little baby feet.

  1. At six months of age, a baby’s foot is still mostly cartilage. In fact, some of the bones only start forming between 9-18 months. By 18 years of age, most of the bones are formed.
  2. Baby feet only need protection in cooler weather. Grow suits with feet, socks or small, soft natural fibre shoes should be used to keep twinkle toes warm and should always be loose around your baby’s feet.
  3. Making time for your baby to kick freely will help with the development of leg and feet muscles.
  4. Children usually begin to walk between 10 and 20 months of age. Every child is unique and will move through the developmental stages at their own pace.
  5. When your child begins to walk, shoes should only be used when protection is needed from the ground. Allowing children to go barefoot or wearing very soft shoes helps the foot to typically develop and assists in strengthening the muscles.
  6. Due to rapid growth in width and length while young, frequent changes in the size of socks and shoes may be necessary. Do a check every one to three months up until age 3, every four months up to the age of five and every six months up to the age of six.
  7. Always have both feet measured for length and width. The shoe should fit the natural shape of the foot, especially around the toes.
  8. The toe of the shoe should allow toes to move freely and not be squashed from the top or the sides. Make sure there is about 10mm of growing room for children between the end of the longest toe and the edge of the shoe.
  9. Shoes should fit comfortably around the heel and not be too loose or too tight.
  10. Having shoes fitted correctly by a store that offers trained assistants to ensure the correct size and shape to keep little feet running and jumping.

(Text from http://thecarousel.com/parenting/pregnancy-baby-birth/hot-shoe-shuffle-10-must-know-baby-feet-facts/?q=/hot-shoe-shuffle-10-must-know-baby-feet-facts/)

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Sewing Tips – smashing the thread | First Baby Shoes

Sewing Tips for shoe making.

You have just sewn two parts together. Great! You worry that the thread will get loose? No worries, it won’t. To make the ending more secure, we advise you to smash the thread at the end of sewing. It helps thread to fix shoe parts more tightly. This is really easy to do. You just need to press the thread ends strongly with your fingers or punch them using hummer for example . After smashing the thread, it gets more frictional resistance and it won’t get loose for sure.

Here are photos presenting how to smash the thread and how it looks like after smashing it.

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Step 1 : At the end of sewing cut the thread  short (about 2mm length).

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First Baby Shoes Sewing Tips

Step 2 : Smash the thread with your fingers.

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First Baby Shoes Sewing Tips

This is really simple to do and very practical as well.

If you like it, please share with your friends and try shoe making. Sewing is fun!

Have a nice time and see you soon:)

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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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Christmas gift | First Baby Shoes

Looking for a Christmas gift?
Our kits will make happy all crafty mums, expectant parents, 1-year-olds and many others. Now we ship them from our web shop for FREE!!!!!

Take advantage of Christmas holidays and find some time to sew shoes. Sounds difficult? Nothing could be more wrong!

With First Baby Shoes kit sewing shoes has never been so easy! Inside our kit you will find all you need to do it – needles, thread, leather pieces and instruction sheet. Give it a try!

Satisfaction guaranteed;)

Dressing inspirations |First Baby Shoes

Do you let your kids wear what they like?

It is said that letting kids choose their own clothes helps foster their independence, gain a sense of their own style, and allows them to learn how to match colors and patterns.

No matter how much thought you put into what you purchase, kids will find a way to put their own over-the-top stamp on their clothes. You may need to just smile at their unique style and know you’re building their self-esteem.

Here are some dressing ideas from First Baby Shoes. You may try them before your kid starts to pick out his own clothes.

Sewing service |First Baby Shoes

We have received so many requests that we decided to start the sewing service. What does it mean? Very simple. You choose one of our kits and First Baby Shoes staff will sew them by hand specially for you. We need 2 working days to complete such order.

So do not hesitate! We will be happy to help you. If you are too busy to sew it by yourself or just have two left hands to sewing, please write to us and we will sew a pair of shoes for you.
Below some of the shoes we have already sewn for you.

Styling ideas with First Baby Shoes

Winter is coming. Wondering how to dress your baby to keep him warm and stylish ? Look at our cold weather dressing inspirations.

Fall and winter conditions call for baby shoes that can keep little feet warm and toasty.

First Baby Shoes inspired by ethnic snow boots has created RIE model. It is lightweight, warm, and breathable. Wearing RIE model a baby will enjoy a soft wool lining, a wide toe box and soft leather upper.