When should infant start wearing shoes?

When should infant start wearing shoes?
Infants do not need shoes for foot protection or support before they begin walking.
 In fact, it’s recommended that infants spend as much time as possible barefoot to allow their feet to develop and strengthen naturally.
 This also helps them to improve their balance and coordination.

Once your baby begins to crawl or pull themselves up, you can consider getting them a pair of soft sole shoes. 

Soft sole shoes provide the necessary flexibility and support for the child’s developing foot muscles and allow for natural movement and sensory feedback.

It’s important to note that every baby develops at their own pace, so there is no set age for when infants should start wearing shoes.

 Some babies may start wearing soft sole shoes as early as 6 months old, while others may not need them until they are closer to 12 months old.

 As a general guideline, once your baby begins to take their first steps, you can consider getting them a pair of soft sole shoes to support their developing feet. 

It’s always a good idea to consult with your pediatrician or a podiatrist for personalized advice on when to start your baby wearing shoes.

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