Barefoot For Babies
Hi Mama! Do you know a human foot is composed of 26 bones, 35 joints, and over 100 ligaments, muscles, & tendons? It will take your child’s feet approximately 18 years to fully develop.
Allowing your child to be barefoot (as much as possible) will help their foot develop properly.
Additional benefits to having your baby be barefoot includes:-
🤕 They will fall less when learning to walk. Allowing your baby to feel the ground they are walking on can help with balance & coordination.
🕺 They will be more aware of where they are in regards to the space around them. This is called proprioception. Proprioception is important to the brain in that it helps with coordination, posture, body awareness, and more.
🚶♂️ It can help your baby maintain better posture once walking.
🚼 It can help your baby with their motor development. Some skills related to motor development are walking stairs, jumping, running, climbing, and more.
💪 It helps to strengthen your baby’s feet & lower legs when standing or walking.
📌 Once your baby is walking, it’s important to choose flexible-soled shoes for wearing when barefoot isn’t a good option.
Flexible soles will provide your baby with foot protection while still providing some of the benefits of barefoot walking.