How to Size Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes

How to Size Baby Shoes

It can be hard to find the right size for your baby’s feet. We can help. This is how you find the perfect pair of shoes for your loved one in just 5 steps. Take Baby Shoes a ruler or a printable size chart and measure the feet of your baby.

2. Refer to the size chart for baby shoes from the brand you are shopping with

Allow your child’s feet room to grow in their new shoes. Select the right size baby shoes for him

After you’ve received the shoes, verify that they fit by performing the “toe test”. More information will follow.

Your little one will notice a big difference in the fit of their shoes. They will feel more comfortable and protected as they explore the world.

How to Size Baby Shoes

The sizes of baby shoes are often grouped according to their age. Shoes for babies ages 0-6 months might be grouped by age. Although this is helpful, it’s not a recommendation. Every baby has different feet. Sometimes, your baby’s feet may be slightly larger than the other. There is no universal size for age-based sizing.

You can use age guidelines to help you pick the right size. But, it’s safer to measure your child to find out exactly what size shoe they need.

How to Measure Your Baby’s Feet

Let’s measure! You can hold a ruler high enough to reach the little feet but it is likely to be difficult to get a precise measurement, especially if the child is kicking or curling his toes. You should also measure your foot from a standing position, as your foot will be different if you are weighing less. We created this handy size chart that you can print!

Both feet should be measured! You will find that one foot is more than the other.

After measuring your baby’s feet, it’s time to select the perfect pair of baby shoes. Remember that brands can vary in their sizing standards. Use sizing charts to find the exact inches and centimeters.

Choose the Right Width

Some baby shoes from brands are made of rigid materials, which can cause your little one to feel uncomfortable. BirdRock Baby makes its genuine leather baby shoes and organic cotton baby boots from soft, flexible materials. They are made to fit even the widest feet. We have heard thousands of parents tell us how impressed they are with the way our shoes fit their children’s slim (or chubby) feet.

How to make sure your fit is correct

You will need to double-check your measurements once you’ve put on your baby shoes. Here are some ways moms have tested and approved to make sure your baby shoes fit perfectly.

Visual Check

Baby shoes should be snug, and they shouldn’t leave any marks on the feet of your child.

Toe Test

Measure your baby’s big foot to the end of the shoe. The distance between your baby’s big toes and the tip should be approximately equal to the width of the width of you thumb. They may trip if they go longer than this, and they could become too small (plus they’ll outgrow them quickly).

The type of shoe will also affect the answer, as materials are different. Moccasins can be made of leather, so they are more sturdy than the softer baby booties. Your child’s foot length should not be restricted by your new baby shoes. If they feel too tight they may be (or soon will)!

Width test

The material should be easy to grasp between your fingers. If this is not possible, the shoes are too tight. Soft sole shoes, such as baby moccasins or baby moccasins are great because they can be adjusted to the width of your child’s feet. Moccs can be worn by both babies with small feet and larger children who have what our family calls “Flintstone Feet”.

Pinkie Test

Place your pinkie between the heel of your baby’s shoe and the back. To get the best fit, your finger must fit snugly.

Here are some common mistakes in shoe sizing.

You shouldn’t have to worry about finding the perfect shoes for your baby’s feet if you follow these tips. These are the “gotchas” that you need to avoid.


Hand-me-downs should be avoided while your child is learning motor skills. Hand-me down shoes will mold to your child’s feet through repeated use. This could cause irritation and even lead to weight shifts.

Pay attention to your foot size

They grow so quickly and need to be sized up about every 3-4 month. To ensure that they don’t outgrow their shoes, you should monitor their growth by checking in every few months. To make sure you check your shoes regularly, it is a good idea to keep a reminder in your phone.

If your child starts to take off shoes, hobble around, or rub their feet, it’s likely that they have outgrown them and are in dire need of a new pair.

Make a big deal!

You can choose to go larger if you’ve done all the calculations. You can give your baby more space to grow.

Why do baby shoes always seem so big?

Our first child was born in the sizing of our baby shoes. The shoes were always at the least one size larger than they claimed to be! BirdRock Baby was our first venture. We learned all the tricks and secrets of the business.

Many shoe manufacturers don’t believe their customers will choose the correct size shoe. They make every shoe artificially large. “Our sizing may not match the actual size of the child, but they will outgrow them so that the parents don’t have to return them!”

BirdRock Baby takes pride in operating our business honestly and transparently. It’s not fun to get shoes that don’t fit your needs. Our shoes are true to size, so we have accurate sizes charts on every product page.

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