Your First 3 Years Have the Fastest Foot Growth


If you ask a parent, they’ll tell you it seems like their kids need new shoes every other day. While that’s a bit of an exaggeration, children’s feet do grow incredibly fast, especially during the first few years. It breaks down like this:

  • Birth to 12 months, kids’ feet go up five sizes
  • From 12 to 24 months, kids’ feet go up two sizes
  • From 24 to 36 months, kids gain another two shoe sizes


That means that kids’ feet go up nine sizes in their first three years alone. Once they hit 4 years old, their shoe size shouldn’t change more than once every 8 to 12 months. (Although growth spurts always seem to strike right after you buy new shoes.)


This is one reason it’s very important to get your child’s foot sized every time you buy shoes. When kids wear shoes that are too small, it can cause deformities that affect their foot health for the rest of their lives.


If you are concerned about your child’s feet, call us today.


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