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 🙂 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 — 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.
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!