Over the weekend Blake hit a milestone and now at nearly 15 months old he
has got his first pair of shoes from Clarks.
He isn't walking on his own just yet but he is cruising and walking with the use of a walker and with the help from me and Stuart.
Blake has worn pram shoes before from Next very occasionally but we decided
it was time that he starts to get use to proper shoes before he is off and walking on his own.
To help encourage him to walk we have been doing the following:
-Using push-along toys to help aid walking
- Using verbal encouragement when he is walking with help
- making a game of pointing at a toy or object and helping him to walk over to it.
So anyway, Saturday lunch time we went into our local Clarks store to see what shoes they had.
Our local store is rather small so only have a small collection but I spotted these
pre-walkers. I liked the navy colour as it will go with the majority of items of clothing in his
wardrobe. I really love the cute plane design on the side too.
Blake was rather excited and his usual happy and smiley self in the shop
and was fine getting his little feet measured.
Once we knew his size the lady brought out the shoes that we had chosen and put
them on Blake and made sure that they were a good fit.
He is very happy with his new shoes and seems to love wearing them which
means they are obviously comfy.
We chose to get pre-walkers because as he is cruising and walking with aid
and the floors in our home are wooden so with bare feet or socks he slips over easily.
We do however make sure that he doesn't have shoes on all the time to make sure that he gets used to walking bare foot as well.
One of the things I really liked about the experience of buying his first pair of shoes
was that you get a free photo of your child wearing his/her first shoes.
Now with Blake it was very tricky and took quite a few attempts of trying to get
a goodish photo. He wasn't really playing ball but we do have a photo although not the best one. However as you can see at home he was ok in doing so for Mummy although he does look less than impressed.
When did you get your little ones first shoes?
Did you go to Clarks or somewhere else?