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The Best Baby Shoes for Crawlers



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The Best Baby Shoes for Crawlers

There is something about watching babies grow and develop. It seems like just yesterday you brought them home and all of a sudden they have become a little person.


As they begin to move by themselves, it’s enough to fill you with awe. Once they start crawling their development begins to snowball. That’s why it’s so important to give them the best start in life with the right shoes for crawling. Do babies need shoes and what kinds of shoes are best? Make the best decision for the little rascal in your life. 


When Do Babies Crawl?


Babies normally learn to crawl between 6-10 months of age. All babies are different, so the timeline can be different from bub to bub. At this age, babies will crawl on hands and knees before they start cruising, and eventually attempting to walk. Crawling bubs use their knees and feet to scoot around and develop strength. 


Pre-walkers will explore their surroundings, crawling from room to room, following you around the house, but they have not taken that first step. The fact that they crawl everywhere means their feet need protection, especially if they are headed outside or to daycare.


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Do Babies Need Shoes?


When babies start crawling, their feet will need protection, especially when crawling outside, at daycare or on different surfaces. Barefoot is best for babies, but little feet need protection from cold floors and potential objects that are in the way. 


What are the Best Shoes For Crawlers? - Soft Soles


The best shoes for crawlers are shoes designed with a soft sole. Back in the day, when Bobux was founded - the only shoe option for babies was hard, inflexible soled shoes. But cramming babies soft, developing feet into rigid footwear just isn’t good for developing feet and it is a mistake lots of parents make.


Soft soles are designed with the needs of pre-walkers in mind. They are super comfortable and leave plenty of room for growing feet to spread out and move. The Soft Sole baby shoes serve as a kind of second skin, which helps protect their feet, while also allowing them to move freely. That is why our soft sole shoes are endorsed by Podiatrists!


Soft soles are a lot like going barefoot. They allow little feet to grip and splay, and won't hinder their attempts at walking.


What to Look for in Shoes for Babies Little Feet


When looking for babies shoes, ensure you consider:

  1. Comfort and flexibility of the shoes
  2. The materials: soft leather and suede are the best for comfort and breathability
  3. Consider the temperature, sandals for summer and a warmer boot for winter
  4. Fastening - to ensure that the shoe stays in the foot. Bobux's Soft Soles have a soft elasticated collar which ensures the shoe stays on.
  5. Style! We want your bub to look stylish in Bobux's specially designed crawler shoes. 


Soft sole shoes are designed with only one goal in mind, to promote comfort and the healthy development of your little troublemaker’s feet.


The best baby shoes for crawlers are shoes that are made from premium materials, like soft leather and suede. They need to be flexible, comfortable and breathable.


In summer, choosing a sandal will keep little feet cool, while in winter you might opt for a warmer boot. Soft soles can be worn with or without socks and separate wool inners can be purchased to add a bit of extra warmth over the cooler winter months.


Soft sole shoes should have elastic collars, so they’re not too tight, but won’t fall off when you go on an adventure to the supermarket.


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Our soft sole shoes don’t inhibit movement, and they come in cool designs that little kids love. From pretty colours to adorable styles, there is a soft sole shoe for every occasion.


They're great for everyday wear, whether that’s spending time at home, at the park or off to daycare.


Our pre-walker soft sole baby shoes come in sizes Newborn-Xtra Large, to keep those tiny little baby feet happy and healthy right up until they start to learn to walk. We recommend soft soles for newborn babies up until around two years of age, or until your little one is confidently crawling.


Find More Helpful Articles on the Bobux Blog!


Bobux has an extensive range of cool and comfy shoes for every age, every stage. Whether your hell-raiser is still crawling or taking its first steps, you can browse Bobux’s full range now. Shop our soft sole shoes today, or find more advice on the Bobux blog. Browse recommended articles below:


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