SHOES FOR BABY?
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SHOES FOR BABY?:
Question: Do babies need to wear shoes and if so, are there any special types?
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Parents often worry that they need to buy special shoes for their infants or toddlers. Actually, babies do not need footwear to start walking. The only reason we put shoes on children is to protect their feet and avoid slipping. Children who grow up without shoes learn to walk just as well as children who wear shoes. So there is no need for getting special so-called orthopedic shoes, as long as the shoe provides good support and protects the baby’s feet.
Pediatrician DR.PAUL Roumeliotis is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The information provided above is designed to be an educational aid only. It is not intended to replace the advice and care of your child's physician, nor is it intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. If you suspect that your child has a medical condition always consult a physician.
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