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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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.
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.
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/)
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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
- 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.
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.
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:
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.
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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.
There are lots of theories about baby shoes, but it is very difficult to say which one is correct. Today First Baby Shoes would like to introduce you very interesting fact about baby tiptoes.
As you see, when a baby starts walking, he uses tiptoes to keep the balance. They use tiptoes the way we use hands and fingers. It is because baby’s neurons at tiptoes are more active than adult’s one.
Because of this, when a baby starts walking, he needs shoes with roomy toe area.
We at First Baby Shoe care about little feet and designed our shoes so that they have enough space at toe area.
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Taking care of baby feet and toenails from the beginning, and doing it right, will guarantee your baby healthy feet and healthy toenails for the course of their lives. Baby toenails are very thin and delicate.
They need to be cut only when they are long enough to do so. Remember not to cut the toenails too short. The length of the toenail should be the same as the length of the toe. Always cut the toenails straight across. Thanks to it, the toenails will grow straight and ingrown nail won’t happen. Use special baby scissors with rounded tips or a clipper.
Many parents find it’s easiest to cut nails when baby is sleeping. I think it is the best to do it during a daytime nap so there is plenty light to see what you are doing. Try not to worry if you do draw blood — it happens. Apply gentle pressure with a clean, lint-free cloth or gauze pad, and the bleeding will soon stop.
Hope you found above advice helpful.
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There’s no need to put your baby in shoes until she’s a well-established walker. Until then, shoes act as a piece of baby clothing for keeping her feet warm or her socks on, so stick with very soft, flexible bootee-types of footwear made from fabric or very soft leather. Even these could cause damage if they’re too tight, so always make sure they’re the right size. Once she’s moving around, going barefoot as much as possible indoors will help strengthen her arches and leg muscles, and makes it easier for her to spread her toes, which will offer her support, especially on a slippery floor.
Time for proper shoes arrives when she’s been walking steadily for at least six weeks. When choosing a first shoe, pick something with lightweight, flexible, non-slip soles, a soft leather upper and strong, adjustable fastenings.
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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? At First Baby Shoes we are fascinated with baby feet. We love to giggle them, cuddle and kiss them. We also know how important it is to take care of them, especially in first years.
Here are some facts everyone should know about baby feet.
- 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.
- 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.
- Making time for your baby to kick freely will help with the development of leg and feet muscles.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Always have both feet measured for length and width. The shoe should fit the natural shape of the foot, especially around the toes.
- 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.
- Shoes should fit comfortably around the heel and not be too loose or too tight.
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