Originally Posted by ~PurityLake~
I am allergic to wool and wonder if anyone else has that problem. Wool seems a highly recommended item for making a lot of things when trying to be all natural. It just would never work for me. Are there other materials that have the benefits of wool without being wool?
I'm allergic to wool, but I get by okay. I like cotton. I've not had much in the way of linen or silk - it's a little pricey for me, usually.
Originally Posted by lookforlight
I have always hated shoes and converted my husband after we got married
our DS is 7 months now and i dread the day he has to wear shoes!! So glad i found you all.
My kids were barefoot until after they learned to walk, then they only wore shoes if they had to. In this area, the stickers can get pretty bad, plus the temperatures are in the triple digits from around May on through the summer. I'm more of a "barefoot when I can" person.
Originally Posted by gennaxo
This is a great thread! I haven't read through the whole thing yet, but wanted to comment anyway.
I've always run around barefoot. Now that I'm a SAHM I'm barefoot almost 24/7. My SO always wears shoes, even around the house. Last year, a barefooter walked in to the pizza place he works at. He was going to kick the man out, but the man told him about the NSNSNS being bs and how him being barefoot was not technically a health code violation, and told SO about barefooted.org. SO let him stay and we looked it up when he got home. SO thought it was funny, but I found it very interesting because I have always HATED shoes. My kids are usually barefoot as well. The two older ones wear shoes when we go places, but my almost ten month old just wears socks in public. My mom always criticizes me for having them barefoot in the house. She says running around barefoot is going to make them sick.
One more thing, I feel like my feet are almost flat or that my arches have fallen. Is that from wearing hard flat shoes? And is there any way to fix them?
I love that story.
I can assure you that running around barefoot will make children healthier (unless they are trained that it will make them sick, then their belief will make sure it happens). I never could understand why some people have issues with someone being barefoot inside their own house - but I suppose they have their reasons. Perhaps your mother will relax as time goes on.