Baby Shoe Shopping!
After a couple months of debating, I finally decided to purchase my little Princess her first pair of shoes.
I've been stalling because I didn't want to run the risk of getting it too early. She began crawling at 9 months and not too long after that she started walking around the coffee table with little support. If you asked me two years ago, I would have just gone to target and snatch up the least expensive shoes. But, I've learned that buying the proper shoes for your little one is key to their growth. In fact, the wrong ones could mean foot and/or back problems later in life.
Aside from cute little baby booties and pre-walking kicks worn during the cold months, I made it a point to have her wear socks, or just go bare otherwise. Now that she's approaching that one year mark, I feel that she'll be walking on her own any day now. Once she gets the hang of it, she'll be able to move up to the next stage at daycare!
On my way to dropping her off at the center, I made a b-line for the mall. The sales associate at Stride Rite measured her tiny feet, and we picked out this cute sneaker/sandal combo. It was a bit pricey, but worth every penny!