Now that she is Walking!!! : )

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Now that she is Walking!!! : )
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 1:49pm

Yes, Ruth is walking.

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Mon, 04-13-2009 - 2:27pm
Way to go Ruth!!!

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Mon, 04-13-2009 - 3:05pm

WTG Ruth! Stride Rite will do a good job with fitting - but honestly keep her barefoot unless you plan on taking her somewhere and letting her down to walk outside of your home. is also a great site - they have lots of widths etc and they are super cute!!!


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Mon, 04-13-2009 - 3:40pm

Yay, Ruth! She got with the program early.

We don't wear shoes in the house, so neither does Aaron. His ped said barefoot is best.

When he's outside, I'm a big fan of Robeez Tredz, and I think Aaron is, too. He has some Stride Rites, also, but I think he finds the Robeez more comfortable They're really flexible for a harder-soled shoe. He tries to take off the Stride Rites


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Mon, 04-13-2009 - 4:49pm

Mindy, we did Stride Rite w/ ds since he had wide feet.



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Mon, 04-13-2009 - 7:49pm
We go to Stride Rite. I am no good at telling if shoes fit right. Barefoot is best and I like Robeez (I actually buy the store brand versions). IMO, even though they're expensive and they outgrow them quickly, it's worth it. If you have a Stride Rite outlet near you, you can get them for a lot less.





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Mon, 04-13-2009 - 11:31pm

Hi, Mindy ~


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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 11:22am

Way to go, Ruth!! :-)

Nicholas was always barefoot and even now I have a hard time getting him to keep his shoes and socks on. As soon as we're in the house, he wants them off.

When he first started walking we did Preschoolians because they have the visual soles so you can see where the toes are. Love them. I have recently been buying cheapy shoes because he can be rough on shoes and I can totally tell the difference in the way he walks - too heavy, little flexibility in the soles. So, I ordered him a pair of Pedipeds just last night because Robeez doesn't carry his size in Tredz.

Most of the on-line sites have sizing charts that you can measure her feet with. The Preschoolians also come with three different sole inserts for narrow, medium and wide widths. That was awesome too, especially with the fat feet.

Must see pics of the little walker now. :-)

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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 5:31pm

Mindy -

I'll second (or third?) the recommendation for Robeez.

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Wed, 04-15-2009 - 2:07pm

marin has a very wide foot and a think instep (meaning her feet are thick- like a deck of cards - thats what the lady in the shoe store calls them). the only brand shoes that fit her are "new balance" in wide and "umi" shoes. the umi shoes are very expensive, but every other brand smushed her foot.

we also keep the kids in bare feet at home, and at any one elses home as well.