Got a crawler getting ready to walk? Here are some early walker shoes guaranteed to help your baby get started on the right foot. Haha, pun very much intended. Post contains affiliate links and this is not sponsored by Carter’s. They just have the best selection I found.
With my oldest two children, I put on sturdy shoes to help them learn to walk. I did it on purpose and we actually practiced walking throughout the day until they got the hang of it. This was normal for us.
With my next two (I currently have four kids), I let them go at their own pace and do what they wanted. My fourth still isn’t walking! This is both good and bad. Good because they’ll eventually figure it out and try to catch up with their siblings, bad because I haven’t always given them a fighting chance with our carpet situation.
Since have very thick carpet in the main living area, the baby finds it hard to learn to balance. Thus, this post is born. There are different types and stages of walking shoes so, if you are looking to buy some and help your baby, here’s where to start.
Stage 1 Crawl Walking Shoe
These shoes are designed for your baby who is crawling and just starting to learn to walk. They’re probably pulling themselves up on their own, and maybe even cruising already. Cruising is when they walk side to side holding on to something.
- Every Step Andy Stage 1 (3 colors) | 2. Every Step Bucket (3 colors) | 3. Every Step Abby (2 colors, crawl to walk)
Stages 2 and 3 Early Walkers
These shoes are when they are able to stand on their own and are just started moving. The benefit of these shoes is the sturdy soles and support which helps them learn to balance without rolling an ankle. Okay, I’m not sure a baby has ever rolled an ankle, but anyway.
- Every Step Bucket Stage 3 (multiple colors) | 2. Every Step Oldie (multiple colors) | 3. Every Stage Step 2 Becca
Ankle Height Walker Shoes
These are so cute and old school. When we were young, and our parents before us, they made sure we had sturdy shoes that covered our ankles. I’m not sure if it works better than bare feet on tile, but if you are consistently outside with your baby learning to walk, these may be the way to go.
- Stride Rite Elliot | 2. Stride Rite Derby | 3. Stride Rite CC Brattle Oxford (multiple colors) | 4. Josmo Baby Walker (multiple colors) | 5. Orgrimmar First Walkers | 6. Orgrimmar Snow Boot
Push comes to shove, just hold their arms and get them walking. The key with these shoes is they need to fit, but not be too snug or too big. This is hard because – hello – babies grow out of shoes so quickly! But if you get good ones they can be passed down through multiple children. And that’s the joy of getting nice quality shoes… they can be passed down!
If you know your baby is getting into the walking stage and you want to help them along – or if they are struggling to walk – these may help. You can get girl, boy, or neutral so good luck! :)
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