Posted by Shana on August 20, 2003 at 20:34:44:
In Reply to: Baby won't wear shoes posted by Stephanie M. on August 20, 2003 at 20:05:23:
: My 11-month-old is walking now and refuses to wear shoes. It's fine for her to go barefoot inside, but she likes to walk around outside too. When I put shoes on her, she throws a screaming fit. You'd think I was torturing the poor girl! She won't even stand up in them, she just sits on the floor screaming and trying to get them off. The doctors say don't put shoes on babies till they start walking, so I didn't. But starting them earlier would have gotten her used to them so she wouldn't freak out so bad now. Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions on how to get her to like shoes, or even any brands of shoes that are more comfortable or more fun to wear? Thanks!
: Stephanie and Megan
We went through the same thing, I believe they will wear them when they are ready. In the meantime keep trying. I would often sit down a few times a day and just put ds's shoes on him and then put mine on and let him see. He would play and hollar, etc! He finally got the hang of it and has been wearing them for about a month, he is a year now!