Has anyone bought these for their children? Are they worth the money?
....or are there any better shoes anyone would recommend?
We were given some (barely) used Robeez as a hand me down and they were wonderful for our baby (this was before he could walk). They survived so well that I have since passed them on to be used again! Then once he outgrew those we bought some no-name similar "shoes", which he used as slippers indoors, and they also held up great. I don't think it's necessary to pay more for the brand name in this case and you could get a product of equal value for less money.
Thanks for the responses everyone!
He normally wears "shoes" shoes outside now, he's 12 months and I haven't let him walk much out in public because it's cold outside and dirty inside in stores (don't want him rolling around on the floors).... but he's starting in daycare in 2 months and they require the kids to wear shoes all day and they looked more comfy than regular shoes.
When I worked in daycare, we loved when the babies wore these ... they are harder for the babies to take off than socks or velcro shoes. But we wouldn't let toddlers wear them, because they had to be able to walk outside at any moment (because of fire drills, etc. -- the babies, under 12 mos, would get tossed into cribs and rolled outside, but toddlers had to walk (if they could) and my day care considered them slippers, not shoes. I always felt bad for the little ones having to wear real, hard shoes all day long.
I prefer the Hanna Andersson Swedish Moccasins (or the cheaper H&M version) or Soft Star moccasins (and their shoes once baby is walking), myself.
The Swedish Moccasins are like socks and soft shoes all on one. Comfy and they stay on.
The Soft Star Moc is hand made in the USA. They have sheepskin soles - fuzzy and soft. The leather is tanned/dyed in a more eco-conscious (i.e. less toxic) way, which I prefer because my baby liked to chew on her shoes!
I know these options are more expensive than the Target knockoffs, but it's worth the expense for me. Also, whenever I go into Target I somehow end up blowing money on stuff I didn't know I needed. So If I can avoid going there I figure I save money in the long run.
Woah, for real? I couldn't find any mention of this online. The closest thing I saw is that some ministar shoes are designed by Bobux (another soft soled baby shoe company)....