If I had it my way my little boy would be barefoot as much as possible. I think it’s important for a baby’s development to experience the world through as many senses as possible and our feet provide fantastic opportunities for this. There is nothing better than feeling sand, mud or grass in between your toes. For me it creates a real connection with the world around me, something tangible that roots me to the moment. However, we have to be practical and with Spring refusing to make an entrance this year, it’s too cold outside to let my little one run around with nothing on his feet.
So this weekend we made our first trip to
bought our little man his first pair of shoes. They are called cruisers because
they are designed for babies at the pre-walking stage. They are made of lovely
soft leather and the idea is that they are soft enough to mould to my little
one's feet and allow them to develop unrestricted. They are super cute and although
I expect he will grow out of them in less than 6 weeks, they will allow the
little monster to explore the outdoors in the upright position he is choosing
to be in more and more. I do have to admit that for those lovely muddy moments
we have already bought him some wellies but we’ll use the shoes for those less
messy moments and allow his feet a little more comfort.
Bring on the sunshine so we can all get barefoot and feel the grass and mud in between our toes again!