When a baby is born they do not yet have any fully formed bones in their feet. Instead, their feet are made up of cartilage which will not be fully formed until they are about 18. This cartilage is soft and delicate making it highly important that little feet are properly looked after.
It is essential that toe nails are cut correctly in order to lower the risks of ingrown toenails. Toenails should be kept trimmed but not too short and always cut straight across and not curved.
Correctly fitting socks are also an important factor for ensuring feet develop correctly. When choosing socks it is a good idea to look for socks manufactured from natural fibers as this will allow their feet to breathe.
Still allowing your child to walk bare foot where possible is beneficial as it allows for healthy development to occur completely unrestricted and naturally.
When it comes to selecting shoes for your child it is best to try and select shoes that are specifically designed for the purpose that they will be worn, This ensures that the correct type of support will be offered during wear.