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DD won't wear shoes! THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20788 posts
10th Feb '13

i have been trying since birth but either she kicks them off or someone takes them off "because she doesn't like them". She's 8 months old and i see babies younger than her all over wearing shoes. does your LO wear shoes? surely i'm not the only one with a baby that has a fit about shoes?

The One You've Missed 16 kids; Texas 32426 posts
10th Feb '13

I didn't put shoes on my LO until either of them started learning how to walk.



Seemed pointless to me.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
10th Feb '13

She doesn't need shoes right now so I wouldn't really worry about it.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19254 posts
status 10th Feb '13

Until Dex was walking we just kept him in socks. Once he was up and running we got soft soled shoes, and he likes them.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
10th Feb '13

Mine wont keep shoes on either. She is almost walking so I wanted to get her used to them but she pulls them right off. Its not really a big deal until they walk anyway. Its better for their feet to be feer.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
10th Feb '13

When my daughter was that age I only had her wear "Robeez" shoes because I read that hard sole shoes aren't good for the development of their feet. She didn't start wearing hard-soled shoes until she started running and walking outside on the sidewalk. I could see how they would be uncomfortable.



I don't think shoes are necessary until they start walking, tbh.

Moose's Mama 18 kids; Moose, Wyoming 11443 posts
10th Feb '13

my DS is 2 and still hates wearing shoes, so long as he'll wear shoes in stores and outside I don't bother with putting them back on

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20788 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting Ur Local Frnt Desk Clrk:" I didn't put shoes on my LO until either of them started learning how to walk. Seemed pointless to me."

well, she's practicing walking (won't stand on her own yet though). she'll walk while holding your hands so i thought we should try to get her used to shoes now.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
10th Feb '13

Baby shoes are so pointless.



I don't make them wear shoes until they start walking outside the house. She really doesn't need shoes at 8 months, I would just stop trying to force it. Wait until summer when the shoes are less restricting, she might tolerate sandals a little bit better than full coverage sneakers and stuff.

M&M12/13 Due October 15; 2 kids; noidea, TX, United States 7582 posts
10th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CottonCandyKiller:</b>" i have been trying since birth but either she kicks them off or someone takes them off "because she doesn't ... [snip!] ... than her all over wearing shoes. does your LO wear shoes? surely i'm not the only one with a baby that has a fit about shoes?"</blockquote>




My 10 month old is just now wearing size 2 but we havent been able to find any big enough to fit her until recently and she freezes up like a cat when we put them on her

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 20835 posts
10th Feb '13

She might not like the shoes because they are uncomfy or too hard? Try some softer shoes...or, until she is walking, just skip it. My almost-year old doesn't wear shoes :shrug:

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10486 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting CottonCandyKiller:" well, she's practicing walking (won't stand on her own yet though). she'll walk while holding your hands so i thought we should try to get her used to shoes now."

Shoes actually hinder walking, bare feet is best. It helps them get a better grip.

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20788 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting MommaSav2:" Baby shoes are so pointless. I don't make them wear shoes until they start walking outside the house. ... [snip!] ... when the shoes are less restricting, she might tolerate sandals a little bit better than full coverage sneakers and stuff."

all the shoes she has are soft soled. my parents got her crocks. i think they are cute on little kids but ugly on teens/adults (no offense to anyone). i'm hoping she'll like them better. they're still too big though.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting CottonCandyKiller:" well, she's practicing walking (won't stand on her own yet though). she'll walk while holding your hands so i thought we should try to get her used to shoes now."


The best way for her to learn to walk is bare foot.

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20788 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" The best way for her to learn to walk is bare foot."

o ok. i just have cousins that one is 2 1/2 and doesn't wear shoes. she had to get striderights and i was worried it could be from not wearing shoes.