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Baby's First Shoes

Baby's First Shoes

On Tuesday we took Marianna to get her first 'proper' pair of shoes. It's goodbye slipper soft pram shoes, and hello first pre-walkers!

This was mostly my mum's idea because a) Marianna is still mostly cruising rather than walking, b), pre-walkers tend to be unspeakably ugly, and c) holy cow, baby shoes are expensive. Still, with nanny paying, I was willing to at least give it a go.

Clarks' Baby Shoes
These are the larger shoes for walkers - I won't subject you to the pink sparkly horrors that made up the bulk of the pre-walker range.

It's really important that children get their feet measured before you start putting them in shoes - the bones in their feet are not yet fully formed so you could unintentionally be setting them up for problems in later life. We went to Clarks where Marianna squirmed, wriggled, but ultimately kept still long enough for us to determine both her feet are size 3G.

My favourite shoes on display were the pair of navy blue patent Mary Janes, mini versions of the pair you can see on the top shelf in the picture above. As my mum's preferred choice of the smaller grey mouse shoes weren't in stock, these were the ones we went for:

Little Jam - Navy patent pre-walker shoes from Clarks

They're called Little Jam, and cost £26. Baby feet grow very quickly so the shoes' expected lifespan is 6 - 8 weeks. (*sigh*) Marianna seems to have taken to them pretty well though, and her balance is noticeably better with them on. Plus they look absolutely adorable!

Marianna wearing her new shoes

How old was your baby when you got them their first pair of 'proper' shoes?


Tips for buying baby's first shoes infographic

Comments

  1. Aww! How adorable. Such a special moment.
    My girls were probably around the same age as Marianna when they got their first shoes. They got them from Clarks too :D

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    1. I was comparing them with the first pair of pram shoes she had yesterday - I can't believe she's so grown up already! x

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  2. I am such a sucker for Mary Janes - for both myself and Gv!! Love her new shoes!

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  3. Try taking five kids into Clarks and buying them all shoes..... I wince at the thought of how much it used to cost but those days are long since gone. My last baby has just left home to live with his girlfriend...... sigh......

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    1. Oh, man, I can't even imagine! One was enough! lol

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  4. Baby shoes are just too cute! Clarke shoes are great, definitely helped with Isla walking as she had a slight inturned ankle which is fine now. #KCACOLS

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    1. I was really taken with the yellow and pink pairs of t-bars - when Marianna gets a bit bigger I might have to splurge :)

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  5. Oh bless so cute and such cute shoes too! We blogged about it too... Such a big moment! https://yummyblogger.com/2015/07/13/baby-ws-first-pair-of-shoes-from-clarks/ Since then we've only ever bought from Clarks but to save money I go during the sales and/or to the discount outlet at McArthur Glen! Xx #KCACOLS

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    1. My brother came around and was like, oh, they're so adorable. Then looked at the price sticker and almost had a heart attack! He has it all to come... :)

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  6. Too cute I remember getting my daughters first pair of cruisers, two tone pink ones very similar to your picks. I think we got ours at the Cheshire Oaks outlet store #kcacols

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  7. Those shoes are so adorable and she is beautiful. I remember picking out my boys first shoes. Such am exciting time. #KCACOLS

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    1. Aw, thank you! :3 It's so strange comparing these shoes with her first pair of pram shoes! x

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  8. I love that type of shoes. Bella and now Sienna have those in different colours. They are so cute! We also like Lelli Kelly shoes. We got some with sparkles and lights! My girls love those! LOL Great tips. I agree that it also important to let them walk without shoes some times. Thanks so much lovely for sharing this at #KCACOLS, :-) x

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    1. Lelli Kelly do some super cute shoes! I really love 1970s kids shoes, with buckles and the cut out details on the front. And now, with the internet, there is nothing stopping me tracking them down... :D x

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