My feet are a mess! So I would go for one pair of good shoes regardless of sex and people do understand if LO's shoes don't quite match every outfit.
I never did the "pram shoes" thing I bought smurf his first clarks crusiers today and he cruised his way up the driveway in them. He can take a few steps on his own but not quiet ready to walk unaided outside.
Lily took her first steps over 2 months ago, and is walking quite confidently now, but I'm still leaving it as long as possible before buying shoes for her.
Shoes are probably what I'm most cautious about - I never put cruisers on her, and where possible, I let her go barefoot. I wouldn't dream of putting 2nd hand shoes that have been molded to another child's foot on her, and I wouldn't dream of buying a cheap pair from a different brand, in case of sizing differences. Until she's old enough to tell me if her shoes pinch, she'll be wearing properly fitted shoes from either Clarks of Startrite. At this age, while the bones are still developing in her feet, I believe it's so important to make sure shoes fit right. As for matching clothes etc, most of her outfits contain some form of pink, so if I go for a pink shoe, they're bound to match at least one item that she's wearing.
Quality all the way. I have messed up feet from ill fitting shoes. James has a pair of cruisers, a pair of doodles and a pair of doodle slippers.
He's going to hate me as I will be one of those mums that makes him wear clarks until he's left school
My boy has more shoes than I do lol. But, they're all cheaper pairs from Next, Pumpkin Patch, Mothercare etc. As soon as he starts cruising properly and walking, I'll get him a proper pair of Clarks shoes then.
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