Bridgette, mum of 3 year old Indigo, knows all too well the frustration of watching her little one learning to walk but slipping over and dampening her confidence on slippery hard floors like tiles. Not only that, she found it difficult to get safe outdoor footwear for her toddler that still allowed her to develop her natural footing without the need for shoes. And at that time, she grappled with the age old question.
Should my baby wear shoes when she is learning to walk?
Many physiotherapists all over the world recommend that while your little tot’s feet are growing and developing it is best that they go barefoot so they are able to feel the ground below their feet. So putting on solid sole shoes or boots to head outdoors isn’t great for their development, but neither is going barefoot with the risk of splinters and sharp objects hidden in grass and sandpits.
Going barefoot or wearing a rubber soled sock as the next best thing (see TOTSOX) helps your little one to promote balance, co-ordination and natural foot development. It also increases nerve stimulation and muscle activation which other conventional shoes do not do.
The moulded non slip rubber sole on TOTSOX is designed specifically for safety and traction on indoor surfaces and although it is a “sock” it is robust enough to be perfect for outdoor surfaces too. No need for gumboots that offer no support and can hinder toddler foot development.
Consisting of Phthalate free rubber TOTSOX help to absorb the impact on little ones’ joints and muscles while they are running around. The sock part itself is knitted from cotton – polyester blend so it is soft, durable and breathable.
But the real benefit of TOTSOX, as Bridgette experienced when she developed the Totsox, is giving your tot the confidence, comfort and safety then need when learning to walk.
About Bridgette, Founder of TOTSOX
After having a beautiful baby girl in 2012 Bridgette McQuillan realised that returning to her stressful full time job in account management was not an option with a baby and no family support in Australia, so knew she needed to find a home based business that she felt passionate about.
The initial seed of thought was planted for TOTSOX when her little family moved into a house with hardwood floors and Indigo ( 9 months at the time ) was slipping over constantly. Not only was it dangerous, but she felt it was hampering Indie’s development.
Bridgette was given a pair of socks with rubber soles by her sister in law and within a couple of times of wearing them she noticed a huge difference in Indie’s confidence. No more slipping and sliding, falling and or hitting her head. They were both sold!!!!
Where can you get TOTSOX?
TOTSOX are available for sale online and at selected markets around regional Victoria. They come in 8 gorgeous designs for boys, girls and unisex (with more to come), and are a great price at $24.95.
Fully machine washable with a wash bag included, made from Phthalate free rubber and breathable cotton blend, your little one can run around with comfort and safety indoors and out.