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DD won't wear shoes! FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24363 posts
Feb 10th '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?

☆OGTattedmama07☆ Due March 6; 2 kids; Ghetto, Ca, United States 36667 posts
status Feb 10th '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
Feb 10th '13

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

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 20306 posts
Feb 10th '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
Feb 10th '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
Feb 10th '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
Feb 10th '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

FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24363 posts
Feb 10th '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
Feb 10th '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 7598 posts
Feb 10th '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

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 12123 posts
Feb 10th '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.

FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24363 posts
Feb 10th '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
Feb 10th '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.

FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24363 posts
Feb 10th '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.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Feb 10th '13
Quoting CottonCandyKiller:" all the shoes she has are soft soled. my parents got her crocks. i think they are cute on little kids ... [snip!] ... 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."

Crocs really arent that great for an early walker with a developing foot. They offer no support. Try stride rite for early walking shoes they are specially designed for babies feet. Unless she is walking outside then dont worry about the shoes.