Buying your first pair of baby shoes

We all know shoes are the perfect accessory for any outfit and this is no different for babies! Keeping their feet safe, warm and comfortable is the most important thing to us.

When it comes to buying baby shoes, how do you know where to start? Where do you purchase them from? Who do you trust and what are the rules for baby shoes? Below is some of our best advice to help you find the perfect shoes for your little one. 

Non-slip bottoms

This is a must for your little ones shoes. When your baby starts to walk they will be unsteady on their feet so non-slip bottoms will prevent them falling over. Our baby shoe range all come with non-slip bottoms, so you can be confident your baby has the support they need as they begin to take their very first steps!

Velcro strap baby shoes

Easy to take on and off

Little ones are always on the move and getting them to sit still is an impossible task. With this in mind you want baby shoes that are quick and easy to take on and off. Less hassle means a happy baby, and a happy baby means a happy Mum!

Velcro straps

Velcro straps are great as they ensure the shoes close snugly around your babies feet, resulting in solid support, with the ability to adjust them easily. Velcro straps also make it quick and easy for you to put on, take off and adjust your babies shoes.  

Correct size and fit

Make sure the company you purchase baby shoes from has a size guide as shoe size isn't as simple as how old your baby is. Shoes which don't fit properly can cause sores or blisters and at worst may even lead to long-term foot problems. It's always wise to make sure there's room for movement and growth in the shoes you buy too! 

Breathable design

Breathable shoes are great for the summer months as they will keep your babies feet cool. With most little ones only just finding their words, the last thing you want is a tantrum while you're out for a walk in the sun.

Soft lining 

Your little ones feet are delicate so you want to ensure their feet stay safe and are protected inside their shoes. Shoes with soft soles and lining will keep their feet comfortable.


Babies feet grow quickly and shoe buying can become expensive. Be sure to shop around to find the best price or deal. Currently you can purchase 3 pairs of shoes from My Baby Shoes, and get a 4th pair free along with free delivery! What a bargain! 

The most important thing to remember is that your baby needs to be comfortable in their shoes!

We hope this advice has been useful! If you have any questions or need advice on baby shoes please feel free to get in touch with a member of our team who would be delighted to help!

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