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Non-slip sleepers/ indoor shoes
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teacentral wrote in parenting101
My daughter is trying really hard to pull up to stand, and I'm sure it won't be long. one that happens, what should she be wearing on her feet to avoid slipping?  Any recommendatons for non-slip sleepers and/or indoor shoes?  Bonus points if you can tell me where to get them (I'm in Toronto). 

Honestly, barefoot works best, as long as her feet aren't cold!

This is actually very true :) my suggestion works if it's cold but bare feet is best...how could I forget?


My kids go barefoot indoors all winter unless their feet actually feel cold, and then I just put their shoes on.

Target sells little leather booties that are nearly as good as being barefoot. I've used them with both of my kids when they started learning how to walk. With a good pair of warm wool socks, they can even be used outdoors if the ground isn't wet or freezing. The suede bottom grips pretty well, but is flexible enough for them to be able to use their toes (critical for kids learning to walk).

Google collegien slippers. They are fabulous!! Granted I don't know at what size they start. DS wore leather shoe type thingies in the beginning. It's important that what the baby wears is fully flexible as they bend/flex their feet a lot when they are learning to walk.

Barefoot when the temperature allows, or otherwise those socks with rubber nubs at the bottom. The problem we had with all sorts of rubber and leather sole slippers, and the socks with a whole latex sole was that my son's feet kept slipping in the slippers even though they were the right size (as in, the sole would be sticking to the ground and his foot would turn/twist anyway) - that can happen with socks as well, but at least the socks aren't so expensive and still work quite well.

We only started with indoor shoes once he was able to walk and run, because the soles are often too hard for babies. Barefoot really is best for every age really, so if you can do that, go for it.

If you're worried about temperature, you can draw some squiggles on the bottom of feety pyjamas with a hot glue gun. Works just as well as non-skid socks.

That is flipping BRILLIANT!

Puffy paint works too! I used it to draw simple, cute designs on the bottoms of socks.

I was going to say this; puff paint works too. Pinterest gave me that gem of an idea!

We have one pair of feetie pajamas (I think they're Carter's) that have non-skid/textured soles.

We also have one pair of Skidders sock-shoes.

Most of the Captain's socks are non-skid; I think little kid socks generally come like that.

He's prone to yanking his socks off (or pulling one sock off, leaving it tucked carefully somewhere "helpful") so he's just barefoot most of the time in the house. If he gets cold, I chase him around trying to put his socks back on, which lasts about five minutes. His toes haven't fallen off yet, so I think he's good.

Carter's and children's place have footsie pjs with no -skid soles. I am not sure if those stores exist in Canada, but you can always order them online. I get mine used at consignment sales because I am cheap. :)

We used Robeez shoes when it was cold. Worked fine for us.

Ditto. Our daycare requires shoes, and we used Robeez until well after she was walking. They even have little fake fur-lined boots if you're really worried about cold feet.

Slipper socks with no skid bottoms or Robeez

My son seems fine in bare feet or any kind of non-slip socks. And, really, all of his socks have no-slip stuff on 'em.

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