At almost 11 months old, Teanne has never worn any shoes before. (Unless you consider those socks that look like shoes, which I have plenty for her!) She has recently developed a love to yank her socks off or test the strength of her teeth by pulling the socks off with them. My mum has advised not to let her wear shoes until she turns one at least as she is worried that the soles of the shoes, if not made soft enough, will hinder in her development. Hence, on most days, Teanne’s OOTD is not quite complete without any shoes or socks.
Then came along the opportunity to review baby footwear from Funky Feet Fashions!
Firstly, the pair of adorable footwear was able to stay on my daughter’s feet! Although the size I got for her is still quite big for her right now, the stay-on design meant that the shoes could jolly well stay on her feet and she couldn’t pull them off! YAY!! (I do realize she will figure out how to do it when she’s older and I will still have to pick up after her but hey, while it lasts!)
Teanne is able to cruise and do assisted walking now. The anti-slip suede soles helped gave us both a wee bit more confidence that she can learn to walk wearing something on her feet without having to fall ever so often. The soles are soft, flat and flexible. That helps to allay my mum’s fear (and mine too!).
I was sold when Funky Feet Fashions updated us that their shoes can be worn in the outdoors! You see, I don’t quite need my daughter to wear shoes at home and she could do socks at play gyms. Hence, my headache was really finding suitable footwear for her when we are out. The poor girl could only look on from her stroller at her brother running wild in the parks or shopping centres as I will NOT let her walk on those grounds without proper footwear!
Bonus? These shoes are machine washable!! That means I do not get upset when I see her shoes dirtied knowing it can be washed without hassle. I’m so pleased with this find I’m planning to get her another pair! *cue for husband to roll eyes*
In the spirit of good things must share, a lucky reader will get to win a S$50 online shopping voucher from Baby’s Breath, the sole Singapore distributor of Funky Feet Fashions.
Same rules, people!
This giveaway closes at 6pm on Friday, 3 May 2013. Good luck!
Note: We were given a pair of Funky Feet Fashions footwear for review purpose. All opinions expressed are my own.
UPDATE, 3 May 2013:
Here’s our winner:
Congratulations, Kathryn! Look out for my email!