Before you start, make sure you follow these simple guidelines first:
- It is advisable to measure your childs feet later in the day, preferably in the evening. This is because the foot expands throughout the day
- Ensure your little one is wearing socks, since they are most likely going to be wearing socks when they wear their shoes.
- Get all your tools ready for action, you will need the following:
A flat surface
A measuring tape or ruler
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Now for the fun part
- Ask your little one to stand one foot on the paper
- Draw around your child’s foot keeping the pencil as upright as possible all the way around. Repeat with the other foot.
- If your child is wriggly, the most important marks to ensure you capture are; the heel and the end of the longest toe.
- Make sure you measure each foot separately, as many children will have one foot slightly bigger than the other.
- Measure from the middle of the heel to the end of the longest toe on each foot and make a note of the measurement in centimeters.
- Aim to add no more than 0.5cm growing room onto your child’s foot measurement - the actual measurements have been quite spot on to date