DD is 13 months and cruising. She has worn robeez shoes (to keep her socks on and allow a bit of ffriction, we have floorboards at home) but is nearly out of the 6-12 months.
Shall I get her another pair of these? When measured in clarks her feet are too small for their cruisers, and I think they were more expensive anyway. Is there another brand which is similar but cheaper?
Daisy Roots are lovely. Cost about £15, last for ages (ds now wearing a pair that originally belonged to his sister and were then loaned to his cousin) and the designs are great (although they've told me that they haven't yet got round to doing a Welsh dragon style, because cutting and stitching the leather would be too complicated...)
Have been thinking about this myself. DD is 10 months and neither cruising nor crawling but almost cruising (ie never really notice her move but all of a sudden realise she is at the other end of the sofa). She has never had any footwear which was fine when she was in the Graco with cosytoes and blanket stuffed inside. But I have started using the maclaren a bit recently and she invariably ends up with bare feet and I get tutted at by old ladies while DD merrily waves her sock at them. My current solution is to dress her in a dress and tights on the days she is likely to be going in the maclaren but was wondering whether to get her some sort of shoe.
Thanks all, I did a google for some of the names- many gorg. designs, that's the problem. Children's shoes are so blimmin' expensive. I found that babykind sell them for £8.99 so I've ordered a pair of those, as like you said LIZS she can always wear them as slippers indoors later if she suddenly needs a new pair of shoes for proper walking.
We bought clarks cruisers for dd1 when she was 1 and her foot size was just a 3. They cost us 14 pounds. Quite expensive for children's shoes - however she got a years wear out of them - that was every day at nursery and then whenever we went out on the weekend. They will also be okay for dd2 to wear about the house or in the garden. Dd2 finally wore them out with her commando crawling and digging her toe in.
Bozza - when we were in clarks buying the others - clarks had a crawling range - very soft shoes - great designs. WOuld be fine for the few times you are out and about. That is why we bought dd shoes as she was off to nursery - she was not even thinking about cruising for another year and a half BUT needed to have her feet covered through winter etc. SHe is a fiend when it comes to keeping socks on - even now - you better get the shoes on quick or the socks are gone.