First Walking Shoes for Tiny Feet — The Bump
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First Walking Shoes for Tiny Feet

My daughter is 13 months old and not walking yet, but learning.  I usually don’t put anything on her feet, but she will be starting preschool this week and will need to start wearing some type of shoes.  My problem is she’s tiny for her age: 13lbs 7oz and her feet measure about 3”.  She has a couple pairs of shoes, one size NB and one 0-3 month but they have no grip on the bottom so her feet slide when she does try to practice walking.  Any suggestions on where to find tiny shoes with some grip/traction?!  Thank you!

Re: First Walking Shoes for Tiny Feet

  • If you can't find something, you can always put some sort of grippy on yourself. I know someone who just used dots of caulking on the bottom, and it worked great. Things I've heard of that you could try but that I've never seen used in person so I can't attest to how well it works are rubber cement, silicone, puffy paint and hot glue. Sewing stores like Joann's might have something specifically made for that purpose.

    If you Google something like "diy non slip baby shoes," a lot of videos pop up with ways different people have converted socks or shoes into non-slip. 
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