The soles on athletic shoes for babies and toddlers are everything your child’s shoe SHOULDN’T be. Babies and toddler's feet are forming at a rapid pace. They're growing 26 bones, 33 joints, hundreds of muscles, tendons, and ligaments in each foot… Not to mention 200,000 neuro-transmitters. Yet, prominent shoe companies continue to make “fashionable footwear” that cut off their all-important feeling – Which dulls their sensory feedback to their brain from their feet and hinders their learning to walk.
Slips and Falls
For proper foot development, your little should run around barefoot as much as possible, but the American Board of Pediatrics recommends soft sole shoes once children begin to walk to protect their feet from rocks, slivers, temperatures, rough surfaces, etc. Toddlers are recommended to continue to be in flexible, soft-soled shoes until at least the age of two. Little Love Bugs have been designed for proper foot growth and comfort for your child.