Whatever you do, please don't try and guess. I think it is important to have your child's feet properly measured. The only thing is you might know the size, but shoes in different styles fit differently.
I take a size 6, but not all size 6 shoes are comfortable. Is it worth wrecking your child's feet for the sake of a few quid?
This link explains why poorly fitting shoes aren't a good idea:
Incidentally, both my mum and MIL wore badly fitting shoes as children and this contributed to really painful bunions in MIL's case and painful bunions and really unsightly hammer toes in my mum's case.
I buy cheap clothes for DD, but shoes is something I don't skimp on.
no don't worry I won't guess! whatever size he is though according to clarks say, that won't necessarily be the same for say Shoo Shoo leather slipper shoes or kickers (which I have seen little padder ones of, very cute!). Will go find an independent fitters for a good idea.
I have no intention of him wearing shoes atall where possible, only for when he wants to walk on cold floors outside in this weather, and I don't want him wearing hard shoes just padders/leather slip ons. He is only just stumbling at the moment, not proper walking. Bare is best right?! Once he is ready to wear actual shoes, I will use startrite or clarkes.
Always bought Clarks, twin boys were both size 4E at 13 months and now gone up a whole size to 5E at 17 months. So £28 first shoes lasted just 4 months and now second pairs £32 each. E fittings are never in the sale
clary he needs something on his feet though while he toddles on grass etc otherwise he will never touch the ground outside, not til proper walking! I don't want him to be a baby who dislikes mud/grass etc, so just wanted to buy some soft soled shoes to wear for 10 mins before he gets proper shoes.
Obviously I would not stuff him in a pair of shoes that don't actually fit him, and when I get actual shoes they will be properly measured, same as DD.
17 month old is currently a 4H in clarks shoes and has just got the hang of walking outside - really bad time of year for it cos he can't practise without getting soaked! I just bought him a splash suit so he can fall over whenever he likes!
My 14mo was in Twinkle Toes (just like Daisy Roots) until he could walk, and still is in them indoors. He got proper Clarks on his first birthday and 8 weeks later he got remeasured and went from size 3.5 to size 5!!!!!
The moral is, don't spend a lot of money if they are a) hardly walking and b) growing rapidly!
"When I had him measured in Clarks the first time he was 15month and a 5g (according to them) they sold me two pairs."
I am a meanie. I have never bought two pairs of shoes at a time for DD because she grows out of them two quickly. At that age I see very little point unless it is a pair of trainers and a pair of wellies.