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I get asked this question a lot, why baby shoes? Well the main reason is that I am a mother!...
When your baby starts to crawl, thoughts of finding something suitable to protect their feet come to mind. The next milestone they will probably achieve will be walking so it’s a good time to get prepared.
There are numerous factors that will influence what kind of footwear you choose for your child, fit, cost, design and where you can buy are just a few of them.
At Snuggle Feet we try and make buying shoes for your baby an easy process, you will find asizing guide on the website which will help you to determine the correct size, and you can always return them to us for an exchange if you find you need a larger or smaller shoe.
One of the benefits of online shopping is that you don’t need to leave the house! Definitely a benefit when you have little ones, online shopping leaves you more time to do the things you really enjoy like taking a trip to the park!
We have received our delivery of our Snuggle Legs! This is a product I am really excited about as I think they make the perfect partner to our Snuggle Feet baby shoes.
I listened to what our baby shoe customers were saying, they were buying our baby shoes and then going elsewhere to buy their leg warmers…This was not good for business so I decided to find out about manufacturing our own brand of baby leg warmers, with the contacts I already had it was pretty straight forward and a few weeks after the initial idea, here they are!
Our Snuggle Legs are suitable for babies and children, they are soft and have allot of stretch in them. They can be worn in the winter or summer and protect baby’s knees when starting to crawl and cruise.
On girls, they can be worn instead of tights…making nappy changing much easier! Our fabulous designs for boys are ideal for wearing with shorts or an all in one.
I spoke to a customer on Tuesday who was unsure about what size Snuggle Feet shoes to buy for her daughter who was just about to turn one, she had been to a well known children’s shoe shop and been advised to purchase cruising shoes at a cost of £22 which she felt was allot of money for a shoe her daughter may only wear for a few weeks.
I gave her my opinion, as a mother. I think it is best, if possible, to let your child move around with bare feet when indoors. That said allot of people are concerned about splinters from wooden floors or other possible hazards, in that case Soft leather shoes like Snuggle Feet will help to protect little feet but still allow the room for the toes to spread out and for baby to learn to use their feet correctly. When out doors, say in the garden the our shoes are the perfect protection, still giving feet the flexibility to move freely.
Having been a customer of the most well known Children’s shoe shop and having bought my three boy’s school shoes from them, I do feel their focus has shifted over the last year to a much heavier sales patter.
I have managed to speak to someone who works for this company as a team supervisor and was shocked to hear of the immense pressure the sales teams are put under. I know that this is a business, but some of the tactics used are very hard selling. The supervisor I spoke to told me of the weekly sales targets they have to meet, the cross selling they have to push the customer into buying, the re booking of fitting appointments and the fact they are only allowed to show the customer a half a size bigger shoe for their child so they are forced to return in the quickest possible time.
For me, soft leather shoes are the next best thing to bare feet. Ankles really do not need to be supported at such and age and the thicker rubber soles of some cruising shoes can make it difficult for babies just on their feet to really feel what is happening under them.
So, I would love to know what your feeling are on this subject. What shoes do you buy for your child and why?