Common mistakes when choosing shoes for children

What we should not do when choosing footwear for our children?

The choice of the shoe is one of the basic keys for children’s feet to grow properly. A bad choice can create vices in the foot, and a bad step can cause, in addition to muscular pains, a bad development of feet and legs. Therefore, in the case of children, the choice of shoe depends on the age of the child. In this process, we can make some mistakes when choosing shoes for children, we tell you which ones.

6 common mistakes when choosing shoes for babies and children

Babies have more sensitive feet than those of an adult, in addition to an almost flat plant, so their shoes should allow a free movement of the toes, without squeezing too much. While in the first steps the shoe should be wide and high so as not to compress the foot, with a flexible and non-slip sole. From the age of 7 the foot has already taken its shape and will only grow long and wide.

These are the most common mistakes when choosing shoes for children:

1- Choose one size more for when it grows. A very common mistake, since the foot of the child grows every three months an average of between 7 and 8 millimeters. However, a shoe that dances on the foot can cause chafing, and requires adopting postures that are harmful, in addition to causing possible falls.

2- The boots to hold the ankle. The ankle should be loose and, little by little, the child should strengthen it when walking. In addition, a too compressed boot can affect the proper development of the ankle. Boots should only be used to protect themselves in specific cases from moisture or excessive cold.

3- Buy plastic shoes. Excessive sweating of the foot causes irritation and fungus. Always use cloth or leather shoes, especially in summer.

4- Abusing the sneakers. Sneakers should be worn with moderation, too many hours put on do not ventilate properly and cause fungi, since they are not usually skin. It is advisable to buy leather, canvas or grid so they are as ventilated as possible.

5- Inherit shoes. It is very common to inherit from older siblings, however it is a bad practice because each foot is different and the shoe usually takes the shape of the first foot that uses it, so the new owner probably is treading in a different way than his brother and, therefore, it is common to rub him or they are uncomfortable.

6- Finished in tip or very low cut. Toe shoes deform the toes, while those with very low-cut shoes, such as ballerinas, flip-flops or clogs, usually come off when walking and usually do an excessive amount of work to grab them.

It is important to remember that the feet should be free as far as possible, so it is always advisable to take them off when you get home and walk barefoot or with socks, no doubt the children will appreciate it.

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