Do babies needs shoes? No, babies should learn to walk with barefoot, shoes would not be helping them to walk better, except in some medical conditions*. It is recommended to walk barefoot for their first two years. But this only make sense if they are indoor or in a safe area, right? When going to shopping, library or parks, babies will need shoes to walk on. Do you know what to look for to buy baby shoes or pre walker shoes? A few important pointers: the walking shoes must be lightweight, non-slip, flexible, and not to tip them over of course!
Attipas pre walker shoes are perfect pair of shoes for boys and girls, from 6 months onward! I will explain why Attipas shoes are one of the top baby shoes and toddlers shoes: because they are shoes socks, with 7 years of research, they can be the best water shoes and beach shoes, and more! And the reason you should buy a better pair for baby who are learning to walk. Let’s find out.
Perfect first pair of shoes
Sometimes it is easy to find the first pair of shoes for baby for them to walk with, while some baby will just keep kicking off the shoes or pulling the shoes off! Maybe they are telling you they don’t need to wear shoes, which they are right, but as parents we can only keep trying (and buying) and hopefully one day they will wear the shoes!
Attipas 2-in-1 shoes socks
Well, if that is the case, have you tried shoes socks? I am sure every baby wears socks, and they are quite used to having socks. Getting them a pair of shoes socks to start their walking journey can be a better idea, as this give them a transition from socks to shoes, and the best part? The shoes sock STAY ON!
My experience with Attipas
My daughter loves walking with us holding her hands at 10 months old, so we gave her Attipas shoes to start with. Before walking outdoor, we let her to try to get use to the shoes at home. At first, she walks slower and off balanced, and rubs her feet trying to kick off the shoes. But after a few attempts, she is now a happy walker with shoes on.
Perfect beach and water park shoes
As summer and holidays are here, it is time for outdoor activities! Attipas is the best pair of beach or water park shoes for the little ones. Can you imagine if their feet is burnt with hot sands, injured by sharp objects or slip over at pool area? Those accidents are preventable with caution- wearing non-slip shoes!
This is recently happened in Queensland that a little girl had second degree burns on her feet! Her mother wasn’t concerned when she took her shoes off because it wasn’t a “cracking hot day” and plenty of other kids were running around barefoot in the water park. But she stepped on metal plate in the park that caused the serious injuries!
Read full news here: QLD toddler horrifically burns her feet on metal plate in park
Safety first with Attipas at beach and water parks
I am sure you will enjoy your family time better with no surprised incidents! Attipas shoes are better than barefoot as they provide protection, they are better than flip-flop (imagine how easy for them to lost their flip-flop in water?) and they are lighter than water boots! Don’t worry about the dirty and wet socks, they are easy to wash (in the machine!) and quick to dry (air dry only).
Sweaty and Smelly feet
Some mum gave feedback of smelly and sweaty feet after wearing Attipas shoes. Which is true, when the weather is hot with active toddlers running around, they will come back showered by sweat with smell! Adults have sweaty feet and smell too right? I got to say the degree of horrible smell is different, some mum hate the smell while some did not complain much about it. I guess it also depends on different toddlers sweat differently!
There is HOPE!
Attipas shoes are machine washable, you can get two pairs to rotate, and wash the shoes before they get smelly. One of the mums says :”Attipas shoes are cooler than most enclosed shoes where you would probably be wearing a sock under sneakers etc”. She prefers Attipas as she can just chuck them in the wash to freshen them up, compared to sneakers that are not machine washable.
Not happy still?
Try a small spray of feet deodorant
Get a pair of charcoal inserts/ reduce odor black innersoles from Woolworth (Tried and tested by mum ).
You can cut according to the shape of the base of Attipas and trim around, then put into as an insert. Be mindful that the inserts will take a little room of the shoes, always check if the size is suitable for their growing feet.
Podiatrist Endorsed Prewalker Shoes
You wonder, with the rapid growth of their feet, should I buy a better pair of shoes for them? Attipas shoes are podiatrist endorsed shoes. With these scientific points: Big toes box for free toe movement, Breathable fine holes, lightweight and flexible, safe and convenience to wear.
No doubt that you can get cheaper shoes in shops, which is cost effective to change their shoes regularly and seems to be wise to do so.
What’s wrong with some other prewalker/toddlers shoes?
“When a child first learns to walk, traditional shoes can affect their feet by placing a barrier between the feet and the ground which can impair their ability to walk naturally, and may lead to problems later in life.
Stiff and heavy shoes can train the feet to develop in ways that nature may not have intended. It is much better to have shoes that protect growing toddler’s feet without being too bulky or cumbersome” explained by Podiatrist Daniel.
Let me ask you:
Do you prefer having supplements to build up your immune system, to prevent sickness? Or do you prefer to take medicine when you are sick or in pain?
Having better pair of shoes for better cognitive and feet development is worthy, compared with seeking help with feet problems or walking problems. Prevention, is always better than cure.
Investing quality shoes at their early stage to ensure healthy development.
Love it? Me too!
We are in love with the cuteness of these shoes, we only found out the scientific benefits of it later on, that make us chose Attipas shoes to start with for our girl. The non-slip, lightweight, flexible and big toes box part are great for walking bubs, the machine washable, cuteness and the shoes stay on their feet part are life saving for all the mums!
Have you tried Attipas for your little ones? Do you find other pairs of great baby shoes?Please share with us by leaving comments, or ask us any questions!
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