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How should you choose the size
of baby slippers?

Your baby is growing up... you’ve barely realised it, when you have to find a new pair of shoes for your baby’s tiny feet. It’s not always easy, especially if it’s your first child!

picto piedWhy measure baby’s feet?

Why measure baby’s feet?

While most baby shoe brands recommend choosing a shoe size based on the child’s age, it’s not an exact science! The recommended size is only an indication, so it is important to measure your baby’s feet regularly!

Each child develops at their own pace, and not all babies have the same feet: wide, narrow, curved... You have to adapt! At Robeez, we advise you to choose based on shoe size first, even if age is a first indication. That way, you can better adapt to your baby’s foot, which will change and grow as the months go by.

When should you change baby’s shoes?picto chausson

Between age 2 and 4, your baby’s foot is very malleable and flexible. The muscles and arch of the foot are forming and the foot becomes narrower and narrower, resembling more an adult foot.

For toddlers, it is advisable to measure their feet every two to three months and then adjust the size of the slippers accordingly. In the first three years, you will need to change their slippers or shoes on average four times. After age three, the pair should be changed on average twice a year, i.e. every six months.

The best way to find out if your baby’s shoes still fit is to observe your baby’s behaviour. Even though they can’t yet express themselves clearly with words, they will let you know!

When should you change baby’s shoes?

Schema pour changer les chaussures de bébé

If the shoes are too small, they will first try to take them off any way they can, and especially refuse to let anyone put the shoes on! In any case, you’ll have difficulty putting the shoes on and will feel like you are forcing it.

With a pair of slippers or shoes that is too small, your baby will curl up her toes, and you can see it in her gait. She will start dragging her feet, and you can see that she cannot deploy her feet on the ground as well. She will also tend to tiptoe. Your baby adapts her gait instinctively, and you’re unlikely to miss it if something is bothering her.

Baby slippers should be suitable for learning to walk. This is a time when baby is discovering all sorts of ways to move, and his feet need to be both protected and able to develop naturally as he moves. That is why we advise against second-hand shoes, which are already worn out by the movements and shape of their previous owner.

When should you change baby’s shoes?picto chausson

Quand changer des chaussures de bébé ?

Between age 2 and 4, your baby’s foot is very malleable and flexible. The muscles and arch of the foot are forming and the foot becomes narrower and narrower, resembling more an adult foot.

For toddlers, it is advisable to measure their feet every two to three months and then adjust the size of the slippers accordingly. In the first three years, you will need to change their slippers or shoes on average four times. After age three, the pair should be changed on average twice a year, i.e. every six months.

The best way to find out if your baby’s shoes still fit is to observe your baby’s behaviour. Even though they can’t yet express themselves clearly with words, they will let you know!

Schema pour changer les chaussures de bébé

If the shoes are too small, they will first try to take them off any way they can, and especially refuse to let anyone put the shoes on! In any case, you’ll have difficulty putting the shoes on and will feel like you are forcing it.

With a pair of slippers or shoes that is too small, your baby will curl up her toes, and you can see it in her gait. She will start dragging her feet, and you can see that she cannot deploy her feet on the ground as well. She will also tend to tiptoe. Your baby adapts her gait instinctively, and you’re unlikely to miss it if something is bothering her.

Baby slippers should be suitable for learning to walk. This is a time when baby is discovering all sorts of ways to move, and his feet need to be both protected and able to develop naturally as he moves. That is why we advise against second-hand shoes, which are already worn out by the movements and shape of their previous owner.

picto regleHow should you measure the size of the foot?

Last step: measure the feet. Here we will focus on the position of the baby’s feet when measuring. Once the shoe is on, the foot must be supported while remaining free to move. For a shoe to fit properly, measure your baby’s foot with the child standing in upright. Under your baby’s body weight, the foot extends to its maximum width.

How should you measure the size of the foot?

Place the foot on the foot sizing chart (you can print yours here), flat and with the toes extended. Footwear that does not fit causes a deformation of the foot by putting pressure on the toes. The toes should not touch the front of the shoe. Once positioned properly, simply check the measurement against the Robeez cross-reference tables, available here!

Important last tip: always choose the size of the stronger foot. Once you receive your pair of shoes, try walking your baby around in them to make sure she is comfortable. Check the inner seams. They can cause discomfort if not positioned properly. Finally, choose soft leather slippers that accommodate the movement of the body. They are also well suited to the development of the foot!

picto regleHow should you measure the size of the foot?

How should you measure the size of the foot?

Last step: measure the feet. Here we will focus on the position of the baby’s feet when measuring. Once the shoe is on, the foot must be supported while remaining free to move. For a shoe to fit properly, measure your baby’s foot with the child standing in upright. Under your baby’s body weight, the foot extends to its maximum width.

Place the foot on the foot sizing chart (you can print yours here), flat and with the toes extended. Footwear that does not fit causes a deformation of the foot by putting pressure on the toes. The toes should not touch the front of the shoe. Once positioned properly, simply check the measurement against the Robeez cross-reference tables, available here!

Important last tip: always choose the size of the stronger foot. Once you receive your pair of shoes, try walking your baby around in them to make sure she is comfortable. Check the inner seams. They can cause discomfort if not positioned properly. Finally, choose soft leather slippers that accommodate the movement of the body. They are also well suited to the development of the foot!