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Wearing shoes Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
29th Jul '13

My 14 month old HATES wearing shoes. He hates it. I have bought over 10 pairs. Sandals, sneakers etc. they are not tight on him. It's a bit loose. How do I get him to like shoes?? He can't be out barefoot in the park.

Iyahna :^P Southern California, CA, United States 13036 posts
29th Jul '13

Give it time. my kids hate shoes so they dont wear them unless we are out.My two year old would huss and fuss but after a while he would get over it and stop trying to take them off.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18961 posts
29th Jul '13

I know what you're going through! What finally worked was these Nike sandals. They are black neoprene, and he loves them. They were pricey, but worth it!

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
29th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Iyahna :^P:</b>" Give it time. my kids hate shoes so they dont wear them unless we are out.My two year old would huss and fuss but after a while he would get over it and stop trying to take them off."</blockquote>




He has a tantrum when we put it on. He would do ANYTHING to get it off. He won't forget about it. You can't even distract him after its on.

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
29th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting castaway:</b>" I know what you're going through! What finally worked was these Nike sandals. They are black neoprene, and he loves them. They were pricey, but worth it!"</blockquote>




I'm going to get these to try. How much are they around? You can get him to wear anything after those sandals?

Impending_Doom 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Colorado 925 posts
29th Jul '13

My daughter has never been that way. There's almost nothing in the world she loves more than shoes, lol. But I used to babysit my little cousin, and she HATED shoes for the longest time. She eventually grew out of throwing fits over it, and would put up with them, although even now, at 12 years old, she prefers to go without them. Basically, we always just let her go barefoot around the house, and we'd let her take them off in the car, but we made it clear that if she was going outside or to a public place (restaurant, grocery store, etc), she had to wear them. It may take a while to get past the struggle, but I'm sure he'll eventually give up the struggle; as long as you don't give in.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18961 posts
29th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Eli&Elliot's Mommy!:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting castaway:</b>" I know what you're going through! What finally ... [snip!] ... I'm going to get these to try. How much are they around? You can get him to wear anything after those sandals?"</blockquote>



They Were $40. He won't wear any other sandals, but he'll wear tennishoes now too.

elle* mummy of 3!! 3 kids; Australia 248 posts
29th Jul '13

I had to take my youngest shopping to pick out his own. 4 hours later I finally found a pair he liked so I bought 2 so i have a backup pair lol

Iyahna :^P Southern California, CA, United States 13036 posts
29th Jul '13
Quoting Eli&Elliot's Mommy!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Iyahna :^P:</b>" Give it time. my kids hate shoes so they dont ... [snip!] ... when we put it on. He would do ANYTHING to get it off. He won't forget about it. You can't even distract him after its on."

Wow.I hope this stage will pass.

ElleBelle (37 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 22538 posts
29th Jul '13

Dd will only wear the shoes that she picks out. So I always line up all her shoes and when it's time to go I ask her to pick out a pair! It's kind if like our little game

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
29th Jul '13
Quoting Impending_Doom:" My daughter has never been that way. There's almost nothing in the world she loves more than shoes, lol. ... [snip!] ... It may take a while to get past the struggle, but I'm sure he'll eventually give up the struggle; as long as you don't give in."

Oh wow. I won't give in. I will try with the method one mama said about the nikes.

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
29th Jul '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" Dd will only wear the shoes that she picks out. So I always line up all her shoes and when it's time to go I ask her to pick out a pair! It's kind if like our little game"


DS doesn't know how to pick shoes yet :roll::(

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
29th Jul '13
Quoting elle* mummy of 3!!:" I had to take my youngest shopping to pick out his own. 4 hours later I finally found a pair he liked so I bought 2 so i have a backup pair lol"



He was 14 months old?

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
29th Jul '13
Quoting castaway:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Eli&Elliot's Mommy!:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... after those sandals?"</blockquote> They Were $40. He won't wear any other sandals, but he'll wear tennishoes now too."


Okay! I'm going to google these shoes now :lol:

elle* mummy of 3!! 3 kids; Australia 248 posts
31st Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Eli&Elliot's Mommy!:</b>" He was 14 months old?"</blockquote>




15 months :) He is now 20 months and is veery stubborn about what he does and doesn't like!