Posted by Nicole K on August 20, 2003 at 22:29:33:
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 just bought my 11 month old son his first pair of walking shoes. He doesn't scream but tries to pull them off.
I usually show him my shoes and put them on then I will put his shoes on. The salesperson said to get him to walk around in them everyday for a few hours so he gets used to them.
Just keep trying everyday, and maybe try distracting her with a toy or something different while you sneak them on.