The Little Sock Co — First Steps
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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...
Why Barefoot is Best for Baby's First Steps
Barefoot First Shoes First Steps
I don’t know about you but I was super excited to buy my little one's first pair of shoes. I had cooed over them for ages and when he was walking confidently enough I couldn’t wait to get his cute little feet into those adorable little shoes. It wasn’t until later that I found out about the research looking at why barefoot is best for toddlers. Here are a few of the reasons why: Muscle development Research has shown that babies develop stronger, more coordinated foot muscles when they are allowed to go barefoot most of the time (assuming the...