Shoe size for Babies and Toddlers

This post was last updated on March 24th, 2021 at 10:13 pm

The right style can make all the difference when your child is learning to walk. A specific focus on the correct shoes for babies and toddlers is essential in their evolution.
It’s astounding the changes our little ones go through as they grow through their early years. Shoes for crawling are developed differently then shoes for learning how to walk.

To make sure your child is snug and comfy in their new shoes, it’s important to find the right fit. Because not all children develop at the same rate and some kid’s feet grow faster than others, it’s important to measure the size properly. You find a guide on how to measure the size here.
Our size charts indicate the age and take this as a guide because age and the right size don’t match 100% in children’s’ footwear.

As you shop for baby and toddler’s shoes, note that baby’s feet are wider and have a different bone structure than older kids and adults.

Top features for shoes for babies and toddlers

Shoes for babies and toddlers:
– must have a wide fit so babies can move and grip their toes.
– have good flexibility to create a walking barefoot experience.
– provide sufficient traction on the bottom to help prevent unnecessary slips and spills.

Babies and Toddler shoe size chart

There’s a dedicated page on size charts for kids’ footwear, with specific shoes for babies and toddlers.
Let’s look at the general Babies’ and Toddler’s Shoes Size Chart.
The complete Shoes Sizes Conversion chart you can find here. In the below chart, we keep it clean and focus on the 3 biggest sizing systems: EU sizes, UK size, and US sizes for babies and Toddlers. Babies and toddlers’ size charts for China Sizes, India Size, and Canada Sizes also present.
When you don’t find the size system you need, use the International Babies and Toddlers Size Converter.

New born, baby and toddler sizes: 0 months – 3-year-old

AgeMetric Size
in cm
Imperial Size
in Inches
EUR Size
China Size
UK Size
India Size
US Size
Canada Size
0-2 months9.53.7″16.5111/2
1-3 months10.03.9″171.52
3-6 months10.44.1″18221/2
6-9 months10.84.3″18.53.53
9-11 months11.24.4″19331/2
10-12 months11.64.6″19.53.54
1 yr12.04.7″20441/2
1 yr12.54.9″214.55
1 yr13.05.1″21.5551/2
1 yr13.35.3″225.56
1 yr13.85.5″23661/2
2 yrs14.25.6″26.56.57
2 yrs14.65.8″24771/2
2 yrs15.05.9″257.58
3 yrs15.56.1″26881/2
3 yrs16.06.5″26.58.59
The international size chart for children’s shoes. Sizes are equal for boys and girls’ feet.

How do I know my toddler’s shoe size?

Using a ruler, measure both of your toddler’s feet from the heel to the top of their big toe. It’s not really necessary for your kids to stand on their feet when measuring them, as the impact of their weight is not significant on their foot length.
Since each foot varies in size, select the larger of the foot size.
As you want to anticipate on your children’s growth spurts, you can easily add either 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) to 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) to the measurement.
However, we recommend that if the shoe fits, buy it in that size.
When buying toddler shoes, don’t be tempted to choose a bigger size or try to get a few extra months of wear out of it. Too-big shoes are hard to walk in and could even be unsafe. If one foot is markedly bigger than the other, however, buy to fit the larger one.

Are girl and boy toddler shoe sizes the same?

Girls’ and boys’ feet develop more or less similar throughout childhood, so babies’ and toddlers’ shoe sizes are unisex. There is no difference in the size between boys’ shoe sizes and girls, making it more simple for parents to choose the correct shoe sizes. The width of the feet of boys and girls is also the same.

The picture in this post is by cottonbro via Pexels

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