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To avoid the headache of choosing your baby's shoe size, find all our advice and the printable shoe size chart!
Welcome to the wonderful world of baby shoes!
Because the numbers of the very small sizes for babies or kids don't mean anything to us now that we have become adults, we help you to see more clearly to choose the right size for your little one.
We all know 3-month-old babies who are already big and wear 6-month-old clothes.
When it comes to shoes, too, we are not all born in the same boat, nor do we all grow in exactly the same way (well, if all goes well, your kid will still be in the growth curve zone).
Even though on average, the sizes of baby and toddler clothes and shoes correspond fairly well to the ages indicated on the clothes, this is not a perfect rule!
The best thing to do is to try them.
But it's not easy to take baby on a shopping trip...
If you want to have an idea of the age to which baby shoe sizes correspond, here are the EU equivalents:
• 15 or 16 = 0-3 months (most brands start at size 16)
• 17 = 3-6 months
• 18 = 6-9 months
• 19 = 9-12 months
• 20 = 12-15 months
• 21 = 15-18 months
• 22 = 18-21 months
• 23 = 21-24 months
• 24 = 2 years
• 25 = 2.5 years
• 26 = 3-4 years
• 27 = 4-5 years
• 28 = 5-6 years
Be sure to set your printer to print full page.
After printing, check that the dimensions have been respected by placing a ruler or tape measure on the centimetre scale.
Now you can take a pencil and go and get your baby or kid to measure their foot.
STEP 2: POSITION YOUR CHILD'S FOOT CORRECTLY
Ready to take the measurements? Let's go!
To position your child's foot correctly on the foot measure, he/she must stand up, place his/her heel on the back of the measure and the inside of his/her foot on the dotted lines previously used to fold the measure.
STEP 3: LOOK AT THE LENGTH OF THE FOOT FIRST
First of all, look at the line where the big toe stops, this will be a first factor in choosing your shoe size.
You can draw it with a pencil so you don't forget it.
STEP 4: LOOK AT THE WIDTH SIZE INDICATED
Finally, look at the line on which the outside of the foot lies. The same here, you can draw a mark with a pencil.
If the line above the big toe indicated 21, but the width of the foot is on another size (22 for example); choose shoes in the largest size (22 in this example), so that the foot does not feel cramped.
There you go! Now all you have to do is go and buy and/or order the new pair of shoes for your kid with this information!
Although shoe sizes are theoretically the same everywhere, for all brands, some shoe brands won’t have the same "size" or "fit" as others (narrower, etc.).
If you are ordering online, we advise you to refer to the size guide on the brand's website, where your kids' foot size measured in centimetres with our size chart will be very useful!
You now have all the information you need to measure your baby's foot size for their next shoes!