How to measure the correct foot length for your child?

May 25, 2023

  Buying shoes for your baby is not an easy task. There are many aspects to consider, including the material, workmanship, style, size, different occasions and special orthotic shoes. Parents have to consider all of these, so how do you choose the right pair of shoes for your baby?


  About preparing for buying shoes - measuring the length of your baby's feet
Step 1: Prepare a piece of cardboard for your baby to stand on;
Step 2: Draw lines on the heel and the longest toe of your baby's foot, on both feet;
Step 3: Measure the distance between the two lines, choosing the longest of the two feet and adding a finger width (about 17mm) to this figure.


  In addition, baby mothers should pay special attention to the following:

       
1. when measuring the baby's feet, the time should be chosen in the afternoon, as the baby's feet will be swollen at this time;
2. Both feet should be measured, as everyone's two feet are different and should be purchased in a slightly larger size.

  How to choose outdoor shoes for children?
1. comfortable and non-slip soles, such as rubber soles, which facilitate flexible feet and a strong grip on the ground;
2, material is lightweight and breathable, such as soft leather or fabric is best, to avoid stiff leather, which is not conducive to the growth of the baby's feet;
3. The sole should not be too soft. When pressing with the thumb and forefinger, feel the support, if it collapses when pressed, it means the sole is too soft and unsuitable;
4、When folding the sole, it can be slightly bent at the front third of the sole, but not too severely;
5. if the sides of the heel are pressed, they should not collapse
6. if twisting the shoe, the middle part should not become twisted
7、When buying shoes, it is important to let the baby try them on himself, when he stands up, the longest toe is a finger's width away from the front of the shoe; if you cannot try them on, you should follow the above measurements to get the size; 8、The best time to buy shoes is in the afternoon, because at this time the baby's feet are in a period of swelling, which is a little bigger than other times, if you buy them in the morning, maybe by the evening, the baby will feel that the shoes are a little tight;
9, do not buy shoes that smell very strong, there may be problems of harmful substances exceeding the standard;
10. If there are indentations, redness or even blisters on the front of the baby's toes or the back of the feet, it means that the shoes are not suitable and need to be replaced.

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