Those tiny Mary Janes and sneakers are adorable, but are they necessary yet? Here’s a guide:
When to buy shoes: Babies younger than 9 months don’t need them at all. Keep those little feet barefoot or in nonskid socks until your baby starts pulling up and cruising.
Where to wear them: Your baby doesn’t need shoes indoors — in fact, bare feet grip the floor better and help him learn to walk. Outside, of course, they help protect his feet.
What to look for: Flexible, nonskid soles are essential, but ankle or arch supports aren’t yet.