How to Choose the Right Shoe Size for Your Infant, Baby, and Toddler - Bilo Collection

How to Choose the Right Shoe Size for Your Infant, Baby, and Toddler

As a parent, one of the most important things you can do for your child is to make sure they have the right shoes. Not only do shoes protect their feet, but they also provide comfort and support as they start taking their first steps and exploring the world around them. Unfortunately, finding the right shoe size for a baby or toddler can be a daunting task, especially if you're not sure where to start.

In this article, we’ll take a look at how to choose the right shoe size for your infant, baby, and toddler, including what to consider when shopping for shoes and a detailed guide table that includes the size of shoes in the US, UK, and Europe (in cm and inch) from age 0 months to 48 months.

What to Consider When Choosing the Right Shoe Size for Your Baby or Toddler

  • Foot measurement: The most important factor to consider when choosing the right shoe size for your baby or toddler is their foot measurement. To get an accurate measurement, it's best to have your child's feet measured by a professional or at a shoe store. If this isn't possible, you can measure their feet at home by tracing their feet on a piece of paper and measuring the length and width.
  • Room to grow: It's essential to allow for some room to grow when choosing a shoe size for your baby or toddler. Your child's feet grow rapidly in the first few years, so it's important to choose a shoe size that's a little bit larger than their current foot size. This will ensure that their shoes don't become too tight as they grow.
  • Comfort: When choosing shoes for your baby or toddler, comfort should be your top priority. Look for shoes that are made from soft, breathable materials and that have a cushioned sole to provide extra comfort.
  • Flexibility: It's essential to choose shoes that allow your child's feet to move and flex naturally. This will help them develop the muscles and coordination they need to walk and run.
  • Non-slip soles: For safety reasons, it's essential to choose shoes that have non-slip soles. This will help prevent slips and falls as your child starts to walk and run.

Detailed Guide Table for Parents

In the table below, you'll find the size of shoes for infants, babies, and toddlers in the US, UK, and Europe (in cm and inch) from age 0 months to 48 months. This table should serve as a guide to help you choose the right shoe size for your child, taking into consideration their foot measurement, room to grow, and comfort.

Age US UK Europe Length (cm) Length (inch) Foot width (cm) Foot width (inch)
0-3 months 1 0 16 9.6-10.2 3.8-4.0 4.6-5.0 1.8-2.0
3-6 months 2 1 17 10.2-10.8 4.0-4.2 5.0-5.4 2.0-2.2
6-9 months 3 2 18 10.8-11.4 4.2-4.4 5.4-5.8 2.2-2.4
9-12 months 4 3 19 11.4-12.0 4.5-4.7 5.8-6.2 2.3-2.5
12-18 months 5 4 20 12.0-12.6 4.7-4.9 6.2-6.6 2.5-2.6
18-24 months 6 5 21 12.6-13.2 4.9-5.2 6.6-7.0 2.6-2.8
2-2.5 years 7 6 22 13.2-13.8 5.2-5.4 7.0-7.4 2.8-2.9
2.5-3 years 8 7 23 13.8-14.4 5.4-5.7 7.4-7.8 2.9-3.1
3-4 years 9 8 24 14.4-15.0 5.7-5.9 7.8-8.2 3.1-3.2

 

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