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April 05, 2022 3 min read

If you're a parent, you know that one of the most important things you can do for your child is make sure they have the right shoes. You want to find shoes that are comfortable, durable, and stylish - but it can be hard to find all three qualities in one pair of shoes. That's why soft sole shoes are such a great option! Soft sole shoes are perfect for both infants and toddlers, and they provide a ton of benefits for your little one's development. Keep reading to learn more about why soft sole shoes are so great!
soft sole shoes for babies, infants, toddlers, and new walkers
Have you been wondering when your baby should start wearing shoes? This may be shocking to hear from a shoe brand, but barefoot is best whenever possible! However, sometimes your baby's feet will get cold, or they'll need a lit bit of protection for their delicate growing feet.  In those circumstances, it's OK to start wearing shoes right away, as long as you choose the right ones. Pediatricians recommend soft sole shoes for infant and toddler feet, because they mimic the sensation and freedom of being barefoot.
Did you know the right soft sole shoes may actually help your baby walk sooner too? Rubber soles add a little extra traction so your child's feet can confidently grip the ground without slippers.  Because the soles are soft, they will be able to flex their toes and gain their balance faster than hard sole sneakers which may cause them to trip.

Soft sole shoes can also improve your baby's overall foot health when compared with hard sole infant and toddler shoes.  Hard shoes restrict baby's foot which can hinder growing feet. They can even cause your little one to trip and make them fearful of walking.  Soft sole shoes, on the other hand, encourage proper foot growth and development because they don't restrict the natural movement of your infant's foot.  When selecting a shoe, look for a wide toe box (the front section of the shoe) as this allows for extra freedom and movement.  Your baby's foot isn't shaped like an adult foot yet, so she needs extra space in her shoes to accommodate for the round shape of her feet.
When looking for baby shoes at your favorite store, you'll see lots of adorable options.  On closer look though, you may become frustrated at what you find.  Aisles of hard sole sandals, narrow infant sneakers, and restrictive toddler boots, while cute, may do more harm than good for your growing baby.  Plus, they're often difficult to put on and fall off easily. Frustrated by the options available at the store, Cabooties founder Kelly set out to create a better baby shoes.  She created Cabooties for her son (whose initials put the CAB in Cabooties) because they were easy to put on, don't fall off, and allowed for full range of movement in her toddler son's growing feet.  The soft soles allowed Conley to take his first steps with confidence and ease!
Soft Sole Shoes for Baby and Toddler's First Steps
If you’re looking for a shoe that will help your infant or new walker make those all-important first steps, we highly recommend trying a pair of Cabooties soft sole shoes. Our shoes are designed to give little ones the support and stability they need as they learn to walk, and the flexible soles make them perfect for indoor and outdoor use. Plus, our fun designs will keep kids excited about putting on their shoes each day! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to our website and check out our selection of soft sole shoes today.

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