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Okay, this is a dumb question, but I've been looking for shoes for my DD (again...), and I am so baffled by the way they size shoes for infants and toddlers.  DD is a few months over 3 and is growing into a size 8.  My sister often comments that her feet are soooo big.  My sister's 22 month old is not yet in a size 4.  I think her feet are soooo small.  Okay, so obviously my sister and I have some baby competition going on, but then I look at the shoe sizes and for many companies "toddler" sizes don't even start until size 8.5 or 9.  Or they do sizes quarterly for the first two years (0-3 months = size 1, etc.).  So now I just need to know what size all of your kids' feet are, so I know who's in the crazy.  Obviously, I think my daughter's size should be the gold standard, since she is practically perfect in every way winky.gif 

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My DD was in size 4 at around 11-15 months. She's currently one month shy of three years old, and she's about a 7.5. Most of her friends are little boys who have much larger feet than her (like, size 10 at 3 years old), so I've always thought my DD's feet were on the small side.


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My 18-month-old is in a size 3.5 or 4, but her 19-month-old friend wears a 5 or 6, I think.  My daughter was born with the longest feet I've ever seen (people in public used to comment on them), but now they're on the smallish side...  guess she grew into them.  :)

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Mine all have big feet as they are tall too (90th+ percentile). My daughter wore a size 5 in her first real walking shoes, at 15-18 months. My first son (BIG boy) wore a size 7 at 13 months. My youngest son is 21 months and wears a size 7.
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My 14 month old dd wears a 5.5 or 6, depending on the brand/style. Her feet seem long and narrow to me - they always have! She is very tall - 98th percentile.

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My 2-year-old (born in march 2011) DD wears a 7 or 8, depending on the shoe or sandal.
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My 20mo DD is just about ready to move from a 6 to a 7, her friend across the street turns 2 next month and is already in a size 8 - same height as my LO. Her first real walking shoes at 11mos were a size 5. So I'd have to agree that a 4 at 22mos seems pretty small!

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My DD wore a size 6 when she was 18 months. Now at 27 months she wears size 7 (mostly) or (rarely) 8, depending on the brand as they vary (also there's more flexibility in her open toe sandals).

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My dd is 3.5 and wears an 11, ds is 21 months and wears a 9.

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My 4.5 year old DD wears a 9 and my 16 month old son wears a 5. If he wears them at all. He very much prefers barefeet like his mama. smile.gif
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Seems like the boys have bigger feet than the girls, in general. I'm always amazed by the range of sizes/abilities/preferences in young kids.
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DS wears 11, but has a bit of space by his toes. We have to get a larger size because his feet are wide. I can't wait until there are more options available and we can get him wide shoes that fit properly.


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I hear you on that. My girl's feet are like perfect triangles, petite in the heels, widespread toes. SO hard to fit, which is why I'm always obsessing about her darned shoes!
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Argh. Toddler shoes frustrate me. They're either too expensive, too cheap and uncomfortable, or simply impractical. I constantly struggle with the balance of buying a size up to get some use out of a good pair vs having her trip over them... Especially girl shoes. DD wears a size 7 at 20 months. She's 33.5 inches tall and has two tall parents smile.gif

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My 3yr old wears an 11. She grows out grows them so quickly I don't buy a bunch. A pair of sneakers year round and boots for winter and flip flops for summer

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I agree toddler shoe sizes are confusing!!! I have to look it up and figure it out still each time I order ds a new pair of shoes. I get him keen shoes a lot and right now at age 3 (3and 3 months) he is in a toddler size 10 in Keens. I cant remember if that is true for other shoes other than keen, it seems like sometimes the different brands have different sizing? I am sure he is in size 10 toddler keens right now

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I wish you could just RENT baby/toddler shoes, instead of buying them.  Seriously, they wear a size for like a month or two, then, whaddya know, it's back to the store for yet another pair of shoes that will fit for like a minute.  Oh joy...

 

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I wish you could just RENT baby/toddler shoes, instead of buying them.  Seriously, they wear a size for like a month or two, then, whaddya know, it's back to the store for yet another pair of shoes that will fit for like a minute.  Oh joy...

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Places like once upon a child. I don't have any problem buying used

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DS also has super wide feet.  We're very limited in brands we can buy - Stride Rite makes a wide width, See Kai Run is wide enough, so is Livie and Luca, and this summer he has a pair of Keens that are a new wider style.  

 

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My 35 month old is in 9 wide. I think she could do 9.5 wide, too.

 

Stride rite has a shoe size tracer to use to figure out their size. Go to their webpage and go to the top menu that says "sizing help" it pops up a popup that you can download and print the shoe tracer.

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What style Keens, Luckiest? I saw some new ones on tinysoles that are supposed to be more flexible, and was thinking of trying them. Our stand-by SKR sneakers are too narrow in the toe, regular styles too wide in the heel. So now I need a new old stand-by.

And thanks for the info on the sizing chart, graciegal. I'll have to check that out.
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My nearly 3 yo son wears size 11-12 and my 8 mo wears size 4. We have big feet and big boys in our family smile.gif

I tend to buy my boys 2 nice pairs of shoes each year: Keens or similar quality sandals for the summer and a high quality sneaker type shoe for the winter. Otherwise I find used shoes to supplement and used boots if I can. Generally had to end up buying Croc boots for DS1 since his very wide feet wouldn't fit in anything else. Now they are slimming and he fits most boots I'm just now finding. Woohoo!!

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My dd has barbie feet. She is 1 month shy of 3 years old and wears a size 5! She doesnt take after me....i wear a womens 10:)

I think I read that the average 3 year old wears a 7 1/2.

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My son is 16 months and in size 7 but he is also a big boy! Tall in the 100% for  height!

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