The Little Sock Co — baby feet

How will I know when my baby is ready for shoes?

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How will I know when my baby is ready for shoes?

Seeing your little one take their first steps is such an incredibly special moment, and one you have no doubt tried to capture on camera time and time again! The progression from baby to toddler is a huge step but you don’t need to head out and buy your little one their first shoes right away, here’s why. It’s really important to let your little one go barefoot for as long as possible. Toddlers learn to balance through the nerve endings in their feet and wearing bulky shoes can hinder this. Your little one will be able to balance and...

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Sock Line Hyperpigmentation....what's that?

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Sock Line Hyperpigmentation....what's that?

If you are, as I was, unfamiliar with this phrase then it is the lines that some socks leave on baby’s legs when they are too tight and dig in.  No one likes to put socks on their little one that leave marks but did you know these marks could actually be permanent?  ‘Sock line bands’ as they are also known are raised red or dark marks around the leg or ankle caused by wearing the wrong pair of socks - a study back in 2007 on a number of infants showed that they can lead to permanent scarring! So...

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