Buzz had not worn shoes till about a month back. Now she wears them while going out, not because she needs them but because it’s cold out and the shoes help keep her feet warm. And anyways doctors recommend no shoes or socks for kids learning to walk because bare feet gives them a feel for walking and helps develop their muscles better.
Buzz has been walking up a storm the past month and a half. And now is quite proficient at it. She barely ever crawls any more. Till about a couple of weeks back she used to get up holding on to something, start walking, if she fell she would crawl to the nearest object she could hold on to in order to stand up and then start walking again. Now she has mastered the standing up from sitting position without any support bit. So she has stopped crawling almost completely.
Till..till the shoes get on her feet. She has no idea what to do with them? She gets down to crawling around as soon at the shoes get put on. Then after a while she treats them as play things and starts to put them in her mouth and chews on them. Finally after a couple of tries..she stood up while wearing shoes. She then picked her left foot high and placed it straight on the ground in front of her. And then did the same with her right foot. So no arching her feet, just pick them up high and put them down wherever she likes. And that is how she’s been walking whenever she has her shoes on. Like a little robot.
It’s just so much fun watch her get through little things and how she tackles every new experience that makes it her way 😀