In the first few months, the baby's feet grow best if not limited to shoes. Only socks are needed to keep the child's feet warm. But once the child starts walking outdoors, children need shoes to protect their feet.
Tips on shopping for shoes for toddlers
- Look for comfortable, non-slippery shoes, such as sneakers, that can keep your child from slippery floors.
- Buy good quality shoes, but don't need to spend money on shoes.
- At this stage, your child's feet grow rapidly, so that the first pair of shoes won't last more than 2-3 months.
- Check the size of a child's feet about once a month; the upper part of the child's big toe should be as wide as the finger from the inside of the shoe.
Parents' concerns about how children walk
"My 15-month-old baby shows no signs of being ready to walk. He does not show interest in moving. "
Possible causes: Growth delay
What to do: Talk to your pediatrician to evaluate your child's growth.
"My child tilts the fingers inward as he walks."
Possible causes: Normal growth stage
What to do: This tendency usually disappears as the child grows. This rarely interferes with the movement of the child.
"My child walks limping. He complained of pain. "
Possible causes: injury, infection, arthritis, other conditions that require treatment
What to do: If you do not see the source of pain, such as splinters, ask the doctor to find the cause.
"My child walked limp but didn't complain of pain. The method is not normal. "
Possible causes: Neuromuscular weakness or thigh joint abnormalities
What to do: Talk to the doctor who will check the child's condition.
"My child often walks after a few months of learning to walk."
Possible causes: Neuromuscular habits or problems
What should be done: Even though this condition is normal at the initial stage of walking, if this condition lasts after 2 years, an evaluation is needed. Ask your doctor to see if your child has a problem that needs treatment.
"My child has difficulty walking. He often falls and has difficulty standing. He used the hand to try to stand up. He tends to limp when walking. "
Possible causes: muscular dystrophy or other neuromuscular conditions that require diagnosis and treatment
What to do: Contact a doctor who will examine your child and may recommend other specialists. If the diagnosis is confirmed, your child will receive long-term care. Your pediatrician will also help find support groups for children and parents.
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