When your baby is learning to walk, he’ll find it easier if he has bare feet as often as possible. If it’s really chilly, you can try non-slip socks or soft leather slippers that double as a first pair of shoes. Your baby doesn’t need proper shoes until he’s going for walks outside. Wearing shoes in the early stages of learning to walk can make things harder for your child, so you don’t need to rush out and get that first pair of shoes after baby’s first steps. When it’s time to buy your baby’s first pair of shoes, it’s important to have your child fitted by a child shoe specialist. This is because it can be quite difficult to tell if shoes fit properly. Keep sock sizes up to date as well. If socks are too small, they’ll squash toes and make walking uncomfortable.