Parents of young children learn fairly early on to pick their battles. For example, if your daughter wants to wear her tutu to the grocery store, fighting her on it may not be worthwhile. Likewise, if your son wants to don blue shorts, a red shirt, and a green sweater, you want to may let it slide. When it comes to toddler shoes, however, you need to put your foot down. As soon as children start walking, they should always wear socks. Here’s why.
3 Reasons Kids Should Always Wear Socks
1. Manage Moisture
Feet can sweat on even the coldest of days. Thankfully, breathable socks can help wick away moisture, preventing conditions like athlete’s foot. Without socks, the feet will always be sweaty; this chronic moisture can break down the skin over time, making it more vulnerable to bacteria and creating the perfect environment for fungus between the toes.
2. Prevent Blisters
Toddler shoes shouldn’t cause too many blisters, but when they're new, they can certainly be stiff. Protect your little ones’ feet by making them put on socks before their shoes. And make sure their shoes fit properly, too. Even with socks, ill-fitting shoes can cause blisters and irritation.
3. Protect Shoes
Children shoes don’t necessarily have to last for as long as adult shoes because kids grow so fast. However, they should still be able to withstand considerable wear and tear. Unfortunately, slipping sweaty feet into even the most rugged toddler shoes over and over will cause them to break down faster by making the materials disintegrate.
If your kids need quality footwear to go with their socks, turn to Pediped Footwear. Founded in 2005, they have boutiques around the world. Today, their selection of durable yet stylish baby shoes includes more than 120 designs. From infant footwear to kids’ sneakers, they have it all—and it’s all machine-washable, eco-friendly, and slip-resistant. To browse their vast selection of toddler shoes, check out their website or call (702) 564-2246 to talk to a representative on their team.