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What does your toddler wear on feet in summer?

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OriginalHugsy Sat 20-Jun-15 20:39:08

My 18 month old is a good walker and has been walking running for last 6 months or more. I went in to local shoe shop and was told not to put her in open sandals until after age of 2. Anyway I just wonder if this is general advice?

teacher54321 Sat 20-Jun-15 20:54:28

Ds has got crocs which he LOVES, they are indestructible and comfy and he wears them with or without socks smile tk Maxx has them for a tenner rather than £26 a pair!

grabaspoon Sat 20-Jun-15 20:58:26

18 month old walking for 8 months wears wellies or doodles.

I don't like open toed shoes on young children due to accidents.

formerlyofLadysmith Sat 20-Jun-15 20:58:26

why no to open sandals?

I found crocs good at that age.

Essexgirlupnorth Sat 20-Jun-15 20:59:51

My daughter has Clarks doodles which are canvas and just go in the washing machine and bought her some jelly shoes for holiday which she has been wearing but are more enclosed than sandals

Artandco Sat 20-Jun-15 21:04:31

Just used normal shoes.

Grow sell nice closed toe type shoes with holes at the side for more airy feel in summer

Artandco Sat 20-Jun-15 21:04:51

GeoX not grow!

BentleyBelly Sat 20-Jun-15 21:55:17

Baby crocs or Clarks doodles. Dd is only just a size 3 and the little crocs are adorable. She loves them and finds them very comfortable.

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Sat 20-Jun-15 22:05:14

I also agree with crocs. my dd has just got open toe sandals this year at 3 and only because her older sister has some. however both times shes worn them she has tripped over and hurt herself numerous times so may buy a new pair of crocs instead!

Hardtoknow Sat 20-Jun-15 22:07:10

You can get closed rose sandals for this exact reason - try Clarks, Startrite or M&S

SycamoreMum Sat 20-Jun-15 22:12:01

I keep her in these converse type shoesie I bought from next. She has open toe sandals as well. Shes only a size 3 (14m). She does prefer to run around barefooted like me though (secret inner hippies we are)

purpleme12 Sun 21-Jun-15 13:44:40

I put my toddler in open toed sandals when it's hothot

MrsPear Sun 21-Jun-15 13:52:02

Both my boys have canvas shoes - doodles by Clarks- and enclosed sandles. Don't do open toe due to having a nasty accident when I was child.

LakeFlyPie Sun 21-Jun-15 13:54:53

I've found Sainsbury kids sandals very good over the last few years. They have covered toes which avoid the inevitable stubbing problems with open toed versions but are comfy, durable and survive a gentle washing machine cycle

BotBotticelli Sun 21-Jun-15 14:03:25

DS1 had a pair of open toed sandals from Clarks last summer from when he was 18mo - 21mo when it got too cold to wear them any more. He never once stubbed or hurt his toes and wore them at nursery, on holiday in Majorca, on the beach, at the park etc.

He also loved his crocs too though so maybe get a pair of those if you're worried about sore toes x

drspouse Sun 21-Jun-15 19:17:23

We spent last summer somewhere where it was regularly 40C, my 2 1/2 year old wore Doodles (not open toed) with socks. He didn't perish of heat exhaustion. I prefer with socks because of blisters at this age.

bittapitta Sun 21-Jun-15 19:21:28

Closed toe sandals! Last year Clarks. This year Startrite. I hate open toe shoes on kids (ouch if they fall over!) and Crocs should only be on very occasionally, bad for feet.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sun 21-Jun-15 19:23:42

Gosh I've never heard this. My 19 month old is wearing Clarks open toed sandals and hasn't tripped/had any accidents so far confused

wheresthelight Sun 21-Jun-15 19:25:05

My dd is nearly 2, walked at 9 months and has some sturdy walking sandals. Similar to clarks ones

purplemurple1 Sun 21-Jun-15 19:47:05

Trainers, sandals (open toed) or barefoot around the garden.

HeyMicky Sun 21-Jun-15 19:49:47

DD had sandals with a rounded closed toe, from Start Rite. So still nice and ventilated at the sides but no chance of toe stubbing

silverstreak Sun 21-Jun-15 20:08:29

Crocs! smile

BentleyBelly Sun 21-Jun-15 21:32:50

I was waiting for someone to say Crocs were bad, why do you think that?

silverstreak Sun 21-Jun-15 21:44:32

Crocs have actually been clinically proven to be good for your feet (obvs depending on the environment), and definitely way better for you than sandals and flip flops as they have a supportive well cushioned sole, toe covering, and hell strap. So there. grin

Hottypotty Sun 21-Jun-15 21:49:15

Crocs or doodles.

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