Kids tend to outgrow their clothes pretty quickly, but shoes are an even bigger problem. They come with a higher price tag than clothing, yet your kids will outgrow them in a few months. There are several strategies you can use to deal with this common issue.
One of the best ways to deal with kids’ rapid growth is to buy them shoes in a bigger size, but tread lightly when doing this. You should leave no more than a thumb’s width between the longest toe and the end of the shoes so they won’t negatively impact your child’s stability and comfort.
You should also consider investing in shoes with adjustable features while your child is still rapidly growing. Velcro straps or adjustable laces are great at offering a customizable fit to children, so consider investing in shoes that have them instead of constantly buying new ones.
Dealing With Old Shoes
Old shoes will quickly pile up when your child is in the midst of a growth spurt, and most of them will only be gently worn out. There are several ways to deal with this problem, from donating and selling old shoes to swapping them with other parents and passing down shoes from older siblings to younger ones if you have multiple children.