Our Favorite Baby Shoes




I know that women have a reputation for having a lot of shoes. I never thought I fit in that stereotype until I opened my closet one day and realized I had a bit of a problem. Now, I will fully admit I am a shoe hoarder, and my love of shoes has been passed on to my baby šŸ™‚ There are many types of baby shoes and I wanted to share some of my favorites; plus, I have a giveaway from one of my favorite shoe companies, The Wee Little Piggies!

Although, it may seem that shoes for babies are not necessary. I have found them to be quite useful. If nothing else shoes keep their little feet warm during the winter, and clean when they start walking/crawling/sitting. Not to mention, baby shoes are the cutest little things!

I have even found that they make great memory keepsakes. For example, Christmas ornaments — we “saved” baby’s first shoes to put on the tree as a memory each year. You could also save one pair from each size and put it in a shadow box frame with the age above the shoe to chart growth.

One thing to keep in mind about baby shoes is that it can be difficult to find the right fit. You really can’t just go by the baby’s age. It works best to measure your baby’s foot to ensure you get the best size. I use a seamstress measuring tape to measure Aiden’s foot, but there are also templates on Pinterest you can download. Also, shoes that have an elastic around the ankle work best for slipping shoes on and off while being hard for baby to constantly take off.

Here are some of my favorites:

Moccasins: I love a good moccasin, and of course they are even cuter on a baby! Aiden has one (OK — a few) pairs from Freshly Picked, Mimi and Lee and Tiny Baby Soles. There are also bootie style leather shoes like these which are great all-weather shoes. Moccasins are great for all seasons and look great with most every outfit.

Baby boots: I don’t have these —Ā  yet, but these baby riding boots are killing me. They are perfect for fall, and probably the most adorable things I have ever seen in my life. I can update once we own them. We did have a cozy pair of boots of similar to these last winter which were perfect for the cold and snow we got.

Sneakers: Of course, every baby needs a good sneaker — or four. We have lace up sneakers, Velcro sneakers and high tops.

Walkers: Once baby starts to walk a more supportive shoe is in order. Good options for new walkers are Pediped and Wobbly Waddlers.

Baby booties: My go to favorite shoes for Aiden are baby booties. They are practically slippers and can be worn all year. My go to store is The Wee Little Piggies on Etsy. I have purchased several pairs of her booties and love them all. There are so many amazing colors and patterns to choose from. Also, you can choose your sole for various stages of development. There is a fabric sole (best for babies not walking, crawling, or standing), a rubber sole (best for babies walking and standing) and a rubber sole & toe (best for crawling or walking babies; gives reinforcement in toes from crawling or daily wear).

It is obvious that the shoes are made with a lot of love. The packaging is just as cute as the shoes. I am so excited that The Wee Little Piggies is offering Baby Castan on Board readers a 25% discount on her store using promo code onboard2016. Plus one reader will get to win a pair of booties from The Wee Little Piggies. You don’t want to miss this chance to get these adorable shoes. Official entry is below!

 

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About Melissa

Hi, Iā€™m Melissa! I am a mama to my baby Aiden Milo (born November 2015), and a police wife to my husband Dan. I started this blog because, after having Aiden, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the er-lovely (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Considering we may have more kids in the future, I want to document everything we do, so we remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!
  • How cute! I had never heard of this brand. šŸ™‚

    • Melissa

      I found it by accident and have been in love ever since!

  • That Fit Fam

    these shoes look so easy to put on! with my son we bought all sorts of cute shoes with laces, like baby converse etc and they were IMPOSSIBLE! I could not get them on his feet so he went barefoot until he started walking. my baby girl is 5 months old so we will have to try these!

    • Melissa

      The are SO easy to put on. I learned pretty quickly that function is better than fashion when it comes to baby shoes. I think these have both! I hope you like them!

  • Melissa V Gunter

    These are so adorable! Probably my fav next to moccasins ???? The colors and patterns are cute too

    • Melissa

      She has so many great colors and patterns! I love how a lot of the bottoms of the shoes are a different pattern. I’m glad you like them šŸ™‚

  • So adorable, both baby and the shoes. šŸ˜‰ I sometimes wish I had as many pair of shoes as my kid does. LOL. #RookieParents

    • Melissa

      Thank you!!! Me too LOL

  • Emily | emilybogner.com

    Whenever I buy shoes for my kids I worry about the fit! It’s true you can’t just go by their age.

    • Melissa

      Yep, I learned the hard way a few times lol

  • msrodeobrat

    Oh my! They are all adorable! I love the gold baby shoes and the gold and cream!
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    Ashley C

    • Melissa

      Yes! Great choice. Those are cute!

  • Such adorable baby shoes! I save all of my little ones’ baby shoes as they are so precious to me.

    April | http://thebluehydrangeas.com

    • Melissa

      Awww! Me too. Thankfully they are small so they don’t take up a ton of room šŸ™‚

  • Oh my! These are simply adorable, I can’t wait to check them out!

    Xo

    Lee Anne

    http://www.lifebylee.com

    • Melissa

      I’m glad you like them. They are so cute and look even better in person!

  • Brooke

    Oh my goodness! I would choose the baby boots. I love boots so much! These are simply adorable!

    • Melissa

      Baby boots are the cutest <3

  • OMG I love those little halloween moccasins!

    • Melissa

      I know! She always has cute holiday patterns.

  • Those shoes are adorable! I wish my kiddos were still small enough to wear them. My son would love those super hero ones šŸ˜‰

    • Melissa

      Awww! Yes, I think the super hero ones are very popular for baby boys!

  • renee walters

    I would choose their gold pineapple baby shoes, baby girl shoes, wee little piggies, baby moccs, shoes that stay on baby gift, gold baby shoes, gold shoes

    • Melissa

      Great choice. Those are so cute!

  • Christine Cox

    I would so have to choose those superhero ones you showed. We are very into superheros in my family and my toddler would think her little brother was so cool wearing those!

    • Melissa

      My husband picked the superhero ones out šŸ™‚ Aiden wears them all the time. You can mix and match the different superhero prints, but they still look like they match which I love!

  • Tineke F

    I love these!! This shop is dangerous… Love the gold pineapple ones!

    • Melissa

      Ummm tell me about it — the pineapples are so cute! I want them all. Plus she has holiday options…I can’t help myself lol

  • Chanel van Reenen

    How cute are those shoes? I love all the fun patterns!!

    • Melissa

      Right!? She has so many fun options and I love how a lot of them have a different pattern on the bottom.

  • These are adorable! Entered!!

    • Melissa

      Yay! Good luck Mama!

  • I love the shoes with trees on the bottom! These are so cute!

    • Melissa

      Almost all the shoes have a different pattern on the bottom. Kaitlyn from The Wee Little Piggies does a great job with all the little details!

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  • OMG these are so cute! I’m entering!

    • Melissa

      Good luck! I’m glad you like them šŸ™‚

  • Gina C

    The Little Piggies are SO cute! I’ve never seen them before, but I’m totally sharing with a friend who is expecting!

    • Melissa

      Yay! Thank you for sharing. They are really cute and functional which I love!

  • Donna Kellogg

    I like the little red polka dot shoes.

    • Melissa

      Yes, those are really cute.

  • hayley

    Oh my, so many adorable shoes!! Too many cute ones to be able to just choose one! I really love the gold aztec shoes and the pink and mint triangle shoes!

    • Melissa

      I know. I think I find a new favorite every time I look.

  • ChelseyL

    These are adorable! I would pick the Flamingo Party Tassel shoes!!

    • Melissa

      Great choice. Those are super cute!

  • mscoffee77

    I love the fawn day baby shoes!

    • Melissa

      I love the fawn day, I wish I had a little girl to buy them for!

  • Cami Valenzuela

    So many cute ones.. love so many but I would say gold and pink hearts

    • Melissa

      I know it’s so hard to pick one. That’s why I am glad they gave a discount code too šŸ™‚

  • Aaron

    I think I might choose the black velvet baby shoes! =)

    • Melissa

      Great choice!

  • Emilee W.

    Oh my gosh, so cute. I need some baby boots in my life! haha

    • Melissa

      Me too…LOL

  • Molli Vandehey

    oh my goodness, the falmingo tassel shoes are just adorbs!

    • Melissa

      I know. So cute!

  • Eg Kaufman

    I like the Arrow baby shoes arrow baby shoes wee little piggies baby gift, baby booties moccs crib shoes fabric baby shoes baby girl boy shoes aztec.

    • Melissa

      Yes, love those!

  • Angela Mason

    I would have to let my daughter choose for my grand child as she is out of state. Thank you kindly for the opportunity to spoil her. Have a wonderful weekend!!

    • Melissa

      You are very welcome. Thanks for entering! I hope you have a great weekend too šŸ™‚

      • Angela Mason

        Thank you very much Melissa! Blessings to you and yours, enjoy your upcoming weekend!!

  • OH my goodness I love these baby shoes! My favorite are the comic book/superhero ones. I enjoy looking at your Instagram photos of your baby. Always so stylish!

    • Melissa

      Thanks so much!!! The super hero shoes are our favorite too.

  • Angelica Cassandra Dimeo

    I would pick the gold baby shoe, gold toe, gold baby shoes, birds in flight, gold dipped toe baby girl shoes, wee little piggies for my daughter

    • Melissa

      So cute! I love the gold.

  • latanya t

    Gold and Cream hearts baby shoes, baby girl shoes

    • Melissa

      Great choice. Those are really sweet.

  • Cathleen King

    I would get Gold and Cream hearts baby shoes, baby girl shoes.

    • Melissa

      Those are so sweet!

  • jennifer

    I have to pick just one?! Super hero moccasins!

    • Melissa

      LOL you could use the discount on the rest šŸ˜‰ I have bought so many.

  • Kristin McCall

    I would choose the white baby shoes, christening shoes. They look so elegant.

    • Melissa

      Yes, and you could wear them with other things too!

  • Trenda Tillson

    LOVE the Super Hero Shoes!

    • Melissa

      Great choice! Those are our favorite.

  • Danielle

    I would choose the light pink polka dot baby shoes, wee little piggies

    • Melissa

      Those are so cute!

  • Sarah Jestings

    I would choose the baby boy skull shoes they are so cute and perfect for Halloween.

    • Melissa

      I love those too!

  • ann

    the solid black! so simple and classic!

    • Melissa

      Yes, the black would go with just about everything too.

  • Elizabeth Edgar

    I would choose the banana one or the lion one! The shoes are so adorable!

    • Melissa

      I LOVE the lions. Those might be my next pair šŸ™‚

  • cindiizzy

    I would choose the Popsicle Baby Girl Shoes.

    • Melissa

      So cute!

  • Lauren DiPego Plotkin

    These shoes are darling! Definitely need a pair for our next baby!

    • Melissa

      Yes! Stock up now lol

  • Ashley Gebauer

    I would have to choose the super hero ones! So cute!

  • Angie W

    The whale shoes are so cute!

    • Melissa

      Yes! I am a sucker for anything nautical/ocean related.

  • patty wright

    Red and white poke a dot (no flower) shoes

    • Melissa

      Those are so sweet.

  • Aqdas Ahmed

    I would choose the Gold Toe Birds in Flight shoes

    • Melissa

      I love those!

  • We loved PediPeds when mine were little. I miss little feet! My son would would’ve loved the super hero ones!

    • Melissa

      I’m glad you loved them. The super hero ones are our favorite too.

  • Lisa

    I might choose the Pink Gold shoes.

    • Melissa

      Those are so cute.

  • Samantha Korenfeld

    I’d love Wobbly Wobblers for my soon-to-be niece or nephew!

    • Melissa

      Definitely. Perfect for new walkers.

  • Angela Winesburg

    I would get Gold and Cream hearts baby shoes

    • Melissa

      Great choice!

  • I need to get better baby shoes. Someone gifted me this nice leather pair that’s finally starting to fall apart after having gone through three babies. I’m gonna check some of these out!

    • Melissa

      Perfect timing! You won’t be disappointed with these. Those leather ones must have been pretty sturdy to survive three babies!

  • Samantha Plotkin

    I would love the Red and Green Striped Christmas Baby Shoes with Candy Cane Sole

    • Melissa

      That would be adorable for the holidays! I love how there are shoes for every holiday.

  • meghan b

    I love the lions!

    • Melissa

      Me too! Those might be my next purchase.

  • Noelle Carroll

    My daughter would look so cute in the Wildflower šŸ™‚

    • Melissa

      Those are so cute!!

  • Kristen

    I want them all! The dog, anchor, superhero, plaid, denim… Uh oh!

    • Melissa

      Join the club! I’m obsessed šŸ™‚

  • JeeYoung

    So cute!! Love those prints!

    • Melissa

      Me too! Aren’t they great?

  • Sarah Marier

    These are adorable! love the girly prints!

    • Melissa

      Me too. There are so many options for boys and girls which I love!

  • Megan || Chickadee Lit

    I have never seen these! Too cute!

    • Melissa

      I stumbled upon this company and I am so glad I did šŸ™‚ I’m glad you like them too.

  • Shawn Stover

    Wildflower

    • Melissa

      Great choice!

  • Maria

    Melissa, these are adorable!! Entered the giveaway!!

    • Melissa

      Thank you Maria! I am glad you love them šŸ™‚

  • Stacy Norton

    Those are so cute!

    • Melissa

      I am glad you like them!

  • Mary Ramirez

    Shoes for the lil fellas are awesome!!!

  • Rija Ranch

    I would choose the Gold and Cream hearts !

    • Melissa

      Great choice Rija!

  • susansmoaks

    i like the wildflower shoes. they would be awesome!

    • Melissa

      I love those too…if only I had a little girl šŸ™‚

  • Jill Myrick

    I would choose the Light Pink Polka Dot w/flower baby shoes.

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    • Melissa

      Those are so cute.

  • Jamie
  • Sara S

    I love the little red riding hood print for my newborn niece.

    • Melissa

      Oh so sweet! Congratulations.

  • Darlene Carbajal

    I love the Organic Baby Shoes, Cream Strawberry.

    • Melissa

      Great choice!

  • Tamara Goyette

    Love the details on these. Especially the tree on the soles.

    • Melissa

      That’s one of my favorite things about these shoes.

  • Heather Danner

    Love the crab booties!

    • Melissa

      Yes, so cute. We have those and love them!

  • Sarah C

    I would get the Ladies I Have Arrived Outfit set šŸ™‚

  • Jackie Stanculet

    I like the buck ones… There are a few designs, so itll be hard to choose… Im glad the sizes go up too, perfect for my two year olds feet

  • elizabeth m

    The gray and white buck silhouettes would be so cute for my new grandson.

  • BreanneT

    I like the

    Peach Triangle baby shoes

  • Aurora

    I like the gold pineapple baby shoes,

  • Allyson Tice

    i would totally choose the brown and gold buck baby shoes,

  • Erica Weaver

    love love love spiderman they are so cute

  • Valerie Theberge
  • kathy pease

    I would choose the

    Fox baby shoes

  • Meghan

    I would love to get the denim hearts shoes. My 8-month-old just started standing yesterday and is definitely going to need some shoes for fall!!

  • Laurie Emerson

    I would choose the Organic Butterfly baby girl shoes. They are just adorable!

  • Liz Moultray

    I would choose the Black velvet boots, I think…

  • Laura

    The Organic Baby Shoes, Pink Bird baby shoes are so cute!

  • Mommyofone Shanna

    I love the organic baby shoes – white with blue butterflies!!!!!!!!

  • Ali Gilbert

    I love ALL of these! Such cuteness. Hope I win!

  • Jennifer Herman

    I like the ones with the deer, fox and holiday.

  • John Herman

    I like the deer and the ones with the trees on the bottom.

  • liz l

    Light Pink Polka Dot w/flowers

  • Holly

    I love the orange Fox shoes!

  • Wendi Watson

    i love the super heroes, the halloween and i love the girls skull

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