The tiny, soft, pink feet of a tiny baby are extremely cute. The tiny feet become the baby's natural toy after the sixth month. He tries to put his foot in his mouth, he strikes his feet together ım Our feet are actually our most important organs because they allow us to walk. Our feet carry the heavy burden of our body. Therefore, foot health is an issue that needs to be emphasized from infancy. Questions about whether your baby's healthy feet can keep your mind occupied.
When is Baby Foot Shape Determined?
The classic chubby soles of a newborn may pose a question mark for parents who experience their first experience. However, congenital deformities are seen very rarely in one thousandths. Three types of deformities can be seen on the feet of newborn babies; curved, bent, curved, curved, sprained foot, backward curved (open foot) foot and flatfoot. If the baby is backward curved or with curved legs, it is understood as soon as it is born. Flatfoot is only visible at the age of 2-3.
Small babies use them to express their feelings before discovering that their feet are good for walking. Just like his hands, his feet are the greatest helpers in trying to understand the surroundings.
How do we know that you are walking?
Your baby is getting ready to walk when his muscles are strengthened towards his first age. Although the walking period varies from baby to baby, the first movements are the same. Anxiety and fear on the face of the baby who takes a few steps and holds up and stands up is common to all babies. After a while, it accelerates the work and takes successive steps.
How to Choose Baby Shoes?
- As these walking efforts continue, the family members are anxious to choose shoes. She needs a shoe that will comfort her foot in these first steps. You don't necessarily have to wait for the first step to buy shoes, but early shoes are not very healthy. When trying to get up, to the left, to the right, a soft, high-ankle shoe should be worn. Feeling that the wrist has a solid support, the baby takes the steps more comfortably. The selected shoes should not restrict the baby's movements and shoes should be taken according to some criteria.
The higher the ankle part of the shoe, the safer it is to ensure that it does not come off the foot.
- The heel should be low and the baby should sit on the foot.
- The skin of the shoe should be soft, and its shape should match the shape of the feet and toes.
- There should be approximately 1 cm of space between the tip of the fingers and the front of the shoe, but the shoe should not be wide.
- It should not allow the foot to move back and forth in the shoe and the foot should not leave a tied shoe.
- Shoes that are not suitable for foot anotomy can lead to various foot deformations.
Your baby during the day you can wear 100 percent cotton or wool socks. Feet in the shoes sweat during the day and may remain airless. Moisture of the feet may cause allergies and redness, even nails will soften nail problems may arise. Provided that she doesn't walk much, you can put her socks on and relax while sitting or eating food. She should not be allowed to wear socks all day long. As your baby grows up to be independent, he wants you to buy his own shoes. However, such lace-up shoes can cause foot rotation and spine problems. When the baby is able to walk, the muscles develop well and there are no obstacles to the wrist. Comfortable, non-high, comfortable shoes can be bought. Shoes with a high, wrist portion extending up to the knee are definitely not recommended.
Young babies usually have flatfoot appearance on their feet. However, flatfoot during infancy is a misleading appearance due to the excess fat tissue on the inner side of the foot. 70-80 percent of the feet return to normal. Around three years of age, this appearance disappears. Add-on shoes can be used if deemed necessary by the doctor. Only children that the orthopedist deems necessary can wear orthopedic shoes. Due to the rapid growth of babies' feet, their shoes need to be changed at regular intervals:
Every 2 months between 1-1.5 years
Every 3 months between 1.5-2.5 years
2.5-4 years old every 4 months
4-6 years old every 6 months