10 Easy Tips & Tricks to help get the perfect size baby shoes

Measuring your little one’s feet at home is not easy, so we’ve quizzed our baby shoe experts and asked what their top tips are for measuring baby’s feet at home:

  1. Measure your baby’s feet in the afternoon as they naturally expand with use during the day and may swell in hot weather.
  2. Make sure to stand your baby onto a hard flat surface in order to get the most accurate measurement.
  3. Make sure you measure both feet and then choose the larger measurement to work out the appropriate size.
  4. Ensure your baby’s feet are flat to the paper/floor before marking out for the measurement. Babies tend to curl up their toes as a natural reflex.
  5. Whilst attempting to take the foot measurement try and find something that will distract them. Perhaps give them their favourite toy to hold or play their favourite song to clap along to. Anything that will allow their feet to relax and give you enough time to mark out the measurements.
  6. If possible, get someone else to measure your little one’s feet to ensure the measurement you have taken is accurate.
  7. If your baby really isn’t happy whilst you to try and get their measurements, don’t push it. Leave it and come back to it another time.
  8. It is not a one size fits all with shoes (particularly baby shoes). Different shoe brands have different sizing, so it’s important that you use your centimetre measurement and check out the size guide for each baby/children’s brand shoes before buying.
  9. DO NOT buy shoes based on an age range. We get really frustrated when we see retailers basing their shoes sizes on an age range. Every child is different, so this is a sure fire way to get the wrong size.
  10. Don’t intentionally buy shoes that are too big, with the mentality that your baby will get more wear out of them. This could effect the development of their feet and cause discomfort.

If you want to watch our How to guide on how to measure your child’s feet at home, click on the link below:

How to measure your baby’s feet at home