Clothes and the Growth of Your Kids

If you are a parent then you know how fast children can outgrow their clothes and shoes. A toddler can grow at an amazing rate, sometimes going up a whole foot size in as little as three months! Because children grow and change at such a fast rate it is important to get their feet measured on a regular basis.

You don’t want their shoes to become too small and tight as this could cause problems for them in walking. Check their feet from time to time to make sure they aren’t getting blisters or red spots from wearing a tight shoe.

For the very young it is actually very beneficial to the development of their feet to let them go barefoot. It helps them utilize the muscles in their foot for better development in walking and running. When you are ready to purchase shoes for your child, take your time and shop around.

You want to go to a store that has people skilled in how to measure for children’s shoes. You will want the shoe to fit well without being either too snug or too loose. A shoe that is too loose can flop at the heel or get caught at the toe and cause the child to fall.

Remember, children are very active! A good rule of thumb is to have about a half an inch of room at the toe. This way the shoe will at least last for a little while before you need to go again. Of course what type and style of shoe is best for your child is entirely up to you.

When deciding to go with Velcro or lace-up, keep in mind the dexterity of the child who will be wearing the shoe. Some shoes and boots are only carried as seasonal items such as the Wellington, so in that case you may want to purchase a bit bigger for the coming season.