Baby’s First Walking Shoes: What I Recommend
It’s about that time! Now that my daughter is officially learning how to walk, I knew that I needed to get her a pair of her very first walking shoes.
After searching in multiple stores and continuously getting disappointed because nothing fit her properly, her grandparents told me about Stride Rite shoes (being a first-time mom, I have never heard of these before). So, I asked my mother more about them and where I could find them; she told me both online and at the mall, in stores such as Dillard’s. I also found out that these were my first walking shoes as well.
Being hopeful, I went to the mall right away and got her fitted to find the right size shoes. She was sized to be about a 4.5W, but to give her a little more moving and growing room, we decided on a 5W.
**Photos taken inside Dillard’s.
I LOVE these shoes and I am so happy with them. They are super flexible, which allows for natural movement and an easy transition, and they have a protective rubber sole. They’re also wide enough to fit her cute chubby feet! I ended up choosing white for her first pair so that they will match with all of her outfits. I can tell she is definitely comfortable in them as well since these are the first shoes that she hasn’t struggled to walk in or tried to take off! She is so proud of herself now and walking around everywhere.
The pair that I decided to purchase were called SRT SM Jane White (Style: BG40557F). They were about $40 and the quality is awesome! They’re even holding up against all of her falls and scrapes.
Just remember, the importance of good quality and supportive shoes is essential in helping and teaching your baby to walk.
Now that I have her first pair, I decided to look online to see what other cute shoes Stride Rite had. And I had no idea that there was such a variety! So below I have listed other Stride Rite shoes to share with you as well. Many of these have a variety of colors to choose from. This list includes shoes for both boys and girls from ages 1+ (toddler to child).
The earlier you get your little one used to wearing shoes, the easier that it will be on you and them!
Have you ever tried Stride Rite shoes? What do you think of them?
**This post was not sponsored by Stride Rite or any other affiliates. All opinions are my own and from personal experience.