He used to thump-thump-thump around the house, crawling so hard and fast, I thought the house would come crashing down on us!
Now he’s walking… and I understand why they use the word “toddle” to describe baby’s first weeks of learning to step-balance-step. The sway. The little wobble. The smile of delight when he realizes he can stay upright after taking a few steps.
Every day that passes brings a new confidence to his steps. I can see he’s on the verge of running just as soon as he gets his “land legs.”
He often can “sneak” up on me now that he’s not making so much noise crawling.
I think he enjoys carrying his toys too, now that he can walk. I love when he brings me a toy car or train held in both his chubby hands.
He wants to walk up and down the stairs now, too. But thankfully, he’s not a “climber” so he hasn’t quite figured out how this would even work! Phew!
And… his third clearly spoken word, after “car” and “da-da” just so happens to be … SHOE! Every time he spots a pair of shoes, he’ll say “SHU!” and get all excited!
He’s more excited now that wearing shoes is a more regular occurrence and not just for show on occasion!
We usually have him wear his PediPed Originals in the house and outside (be careful, driveways and patios can do a number on leather shoes!).
The all-leather soles are soft and flexible, and closely mimic barefoot walking. This lets children use their natural stride and develop the toe-grasp action necessary for walking.
How cute are these Jimmy Navy sneakers? Honestly, we love putting these shoes on our baby – they are so soft, and with the foam insert between the two layers of leather, I can tell they are comfortable to have on little feet. I think we’ve been spoiled by having these PediPeds, because I don’t ever want to put other shoes on my baby at this point! I love the stitching details on the soles, and the easy on/off Velcro closures!
Does your baby like shoes? What’s a shoe brand you love?
I was sent a product to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own!