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Monday, 07 December 2015 17:17

Warm Winter Shoes Necessary for Growing Feet this Winter

childrens feet14With the winter months coming closer, it is important to maintain your children’s feet by finding the proper shoe concerning support, fit, and warmth. Children grow quickly, so it is important to have their feet measured every two months or so to ensure a proper fit. Wearing shoes that are too small or too big can lead to developmental problems. Since most parents are interested in buying boots for the winter months, make sure that the collar of the boot sits comfortably around the ankle bone and heel since having a collar that is too tight can cause blisters on the feet.

Taking care of your children’s feet is essential in development. If you have any concerns contact one of our podiatrists of New York. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet in childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care from birth to school-age.

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

  • Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet
  • Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’. Be sure the child wears comfortable and protective shoes so that they can grow into their feet properly.

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet

  • Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus
  • Be watchful of any pain or injury
  • Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible
  • Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play

Children of all ages are constantly developing and growing, and as a parent you want to make sure that nothing is hindering their maturation.

If you have any concerns feel free contact our offices located in Staten Island and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about keeping children’s feet healthy.