LO took his first steps earlier this month, just after turning 11 months. In light of this milestone and since he starts daycare in a week, we took him to get fitted for his first part of shoes today. It turns out that he has high arches and medium wide (D) feet, and so the best shoes for him have laces. Hopefully his home daycare will be okay with them.

They mentioned that it's good for toddlers to wear their shoes indoors as well, both to get used to wearing shoes and for their food function/development. I had thought that it was better for them to be barefoot indoors. What do you believe?