P486 ORACLE 486 Mon12 Oct C4 1751:04    1/6 #  Margaret   Carter    FOOT PERFECT Most babies' feet are quite perfect when they are born. But it is estimated that three out of every four adults have some sort of problem with their feet. Some of those problems could be avoided by better care during childhood and it is in the first years of infancy that foot care is so important because it will set the pattern for healthier feet in adult life. more follows > Home File Index 480 Best Buys 487 LITTLEWOODS HOME SHOPPING GROUP 185/6 Best Buys Knitting Sewing Your Money
P486 ORACLE 486 Mon12 Oct C4 1740:07    2/6 #  Margaret   Carter    FOOT PERFECT The bones of the foot are complex and delicate. They take 18 years to develop properly and finish growing. If, during that time, the toes and other parts of the feet are being squashed and not given enough room to "breathe" then they'll become distorted. Feet don't grow at a steady pace. They grow in spurts - particularly fast in the first years and then again during puberty. more follows > Home File Index 480 Best Buys 487 Best Buys Knitting Sewing Your Money
P486 ORACLE 486 Mon12 Oct C4 1740:00    3/6 #  Margaret   Carter    FOOT PERFECT It isn't only shoes that can distort the bones of the foot. Socks too can be too small and cause cramping. A baby's feet should be left as long as possible without being put into shoes. Babies' toes are curled under at birth and, unless they're given the freedom to "uncurl", they never have the chance to straighten out. Too tight booties and shoes could hinder this straightening out process. Check that socks aren't shrunk through washing and, if possible, buy wool or cotton socks or a mixture of natural and manmade fibres. more follows > Home File Index 480 Best Buys 487 Best Buys Knitting Sewing Your Money
P486 ORACLE 486 Mon12 Oct C4 1750:00    4/6 #  Margaret   Carter    FOOT PERFECT Shoes should be fitted by a trained shoefitter - and m—ke sure both feet are measured, as one may be slightly larger than the other. Toes should have enough room to lie flat. You should have your child's feet measured about every three months. If you have to buy mail order or from shops with no fitting facilities, make sure the shoes don't slop around or aren't too tight (check that the longest toe still has about three quarters of an inch space beyond). more follows > Home File Index 480 Best Buys 487 Best Buys Knitting Sewing Your Money
P486 ORACLE 486 Mon12 Oct C4 1750:00    5/6 #  Margaret   Carter    FOOT PERFECT Leather shoes are best because they allow the foot to breathe and they are pliable enough to mould to the foot. But leather may be expensive, so if you can't afford them then buy cheap shoes and throw them away as soon as they're worn or get too tight. That way you can keep having your child's feet measured. It's tempting when you're bqxhng expensive shoes to "keep them for best". Don't. The feet will soon grow out of them and you'll be left with unworn shoes. more follows > Home File Index 480 Best Buys 487 Best Buys Knitting Sewing Your Money
P486 ORACLE 486 Mon12 Oct C4 1729:55 [#  Margaret   Carter    FOOT PERFECT If you buy shoes that are too large, then put one of those shoe socks inshde so that your child's feet don't move about. This can cause chafing. Wash your child's feet every day with soap and water and take care to dry well between the toes. And clean socks every day help keep feet healthy. Keep toenails short, following the shape of the end of the toe. But don't cut too short, or down the sides. MORE PARENT AND CHILD ON TUESDAY >>> Home File Index 480 Best Buys 487 Best Buys Knitting Sewing Your Money
P486 ORACLE 486 Mon12 Oct C4 1755:03    6/6   Margaret   Carter    FOOT PERFECT If you buy shoes that are too large, then put one of those shoe socks inside so that your child's feet don't move about. This can cause chafing. Wash your child's feet every day with soap and water and take care to dry well between the toes. And clean socks every day help keep feet healthy. Keep toenails short, following the shape of the end of the toe. But don't cut too short, or down the sides. MORE PARENT AND CHILD ON TUESDAY >>> Home File Index 480 Best Buys 487 Best Buys Knitting Sewing Your Money
P486 ORACLE 486 Mon12 Oct C4 1700:00 #  Margaret @  Carter    FOOT PERFECT It isn't only shoes that can distort the bones of the foot. Socks too can be too small and cause cramping. A baby's feet should be left as long as possible without being put into shoas. Babies' toes pe curled und—r at birph and, unldss they're given the fre——om to "uncurl", they never hava the chance to straighten oup. Too tic(p boot—es and shoes could hinder this straightening out process. Check that socks aren't shrunk through washing and, if possible, buy wool or cotton soc+q or a lhxture of napural and manmade fibres. more follows > Home Fild Index 480 Best B5x0 487 Best Buys Knitting Sewing Youp Money