Toddler Slippers – A Dad’s Experience

Every toddler should have a pair of slippers. I am going to describe some tips for you when choosing a pair of toddler slippers.

Safety First

Being a first time dad, I am always thinking of safety before other things. I am sure that as time goes by I will be less neurotic about such things. Something my daughter has done a few times is slip over on the hard tiled kitchen floor at home. So, when I started looking for her slippers I looked at the soles. I was looking for a good quality, non-slip sole. Whether that is rubber or something else similar it has to be non-slip. Another thing I was keen to test is how the slippers fitted her feet. I got her to choose some pairs to try from the shelf and had her walk around in them. Some were too flimsy and ill-fitting that her feet were sliding off the side of the soles and she found it difficult to walk safely in them. Others were better as they had more support as well as giving comfort.

Durability & Value For Money

Like many others I look to get the best I can afford at the time. I am a great believer in the saying “you get what you pay for” and even they are not the biggest purchase I will make for her I still want my little girl’s toddler slippers to be the best I can find. Each pair she chose and tried on I got hold of them and gave them a push and a pull here and there. I was testing the stitching of the upper where it is attached to the sole. I twisted the sole to see how firm they were or whether they were too soft. Before we went, I had already looked online at what was available, how they were rated and reviewed. I would be disappointed if the slippers I bought her only lasted a few weeks or even just a couple of months.

Take Them Along To Choose Their Own

I recently took my 20 months old daughter to buy her first pair of slippers. I had already got her a toddler backpack and I am now working my way through the list of must haves to keep her happy. As she seems to be developing her own little personality and knows exactly what she wants (but not why) I thought it’d be easier to take her along to choose her own. By letting her choose her own slippers, I think she will enjoy wearing them more and actually get some use from them. There is always a danger as parents that we make choices for our little ones that don’t tally with what they had hoped for. I am new to this and I am still learning.

Eventually, we both chose a pair of slippers for her in a conventional style with a TV character on the front that she adores. She is ever so proud of herself as she puts them on and wears them round the house. They are comfy, warm and look great. They have a good non-slip sole that is colored to match the rest of the slipper’s design. No more slipping on the kitchen floor and, as winter approaches in a couple of months, as long as they still fit she will have nice warm feet on the cold mornings.

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