Before your baby starts to move, anything that keeps his/her feet warm and toasty will do. But once s/he starts to crawl and climb, you need to pay more attention to their footwear. To find the best fitting shoe for your baby, choose a shoe type depending upon how your child is moving. Babies that are crawling, starting to stand and learning to walk should be in a soft-soled shoe. When kids are learning to move and walk they are trying to feel the ground with their feet. If you put your child in hard-soled footwear too soon it will change their gait (an individual's manner of walking). It’s always best to wait until your child is a confident walker.