My four year old is a tippy toe walker, we have been through the pediatrician and physical therapy to correct it and to this day he still walks on his tippy toes.
It’s cute to watch your children prance around on their tippy toes like little ballerinas, but studies show this can have a detrimental effect to your children’s joints and back later in life.
As Andrea started to walk we have taken notice of her walking on her tippy toes a time or two. My wallet couldn’t take another tippy toe walker and we really didn’t want to try and “untrain” her like we are currently doing with Andrew.
Some friends of mine suggested the use of Squeakers toddler shoes. Squeakers promote healthy heel to toe walking by rewarding your child with a soft squeak as they walk.
Squeakers also feature:
- Flexible rubber soles
- Velcro Closures for easy on and off
- Breathable & Soft Lining for total comfort
- Removable squeaker to stop the squeaking as needed
- 100% High Quality Guarantee
One afternoon I was browsing a deal website and saw an awesome promotion for Squeakers. We took the plunge and purchased the Claudia Clip On Sandals with a set of bows.
Andrea has been wearing her Squeaker shoes for a few weeks now and we both love them. There are times when the squeakers are not appropriate, such as at church, quiet places, shopping etc. It’s great to know that there is a white plug that can be removed from the side of the shoe and this will stop the squeaking ability, when you are ready to squeak again just pop it back in!
My Squeakers collection has grown quite a bit since my first purchase and I will tell you why.
When I received my first pair of Squeakers Andrea went straight for the bows and pulled, instantly the bow fell apart. I was saddened and really felt like that was a quick ending to her wearing these sandals.
The customer service department was so empathetic and understanding, when we told them about what had happened they asked for my address and quickly sent out new bows for her shoes. No questions asked!
I’m happy to say that we have not experienced any other mishaps with our new bows. I have confidence in Squeakers and know that we can purchase them with no worries about quality.
Check out the video of Andrea toddling around in her Squeakers!
I really wish that I had tried Squeakers with my son when he was younger. Squeakers range in size from 3 to 10 and he is currently in a size 10, we might go with a pair for him and see how they work with an experienced tippy toe walker.
I will report back and let you know how that goes..
Because they recognize the importance of developing a proper step, Squeakers makes regular product donations to several non-profit organizations, including Soles4Souls and Primary Children’s Medical Center in the Intermountain West.
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The Squeakers Claudia Clip On Sandals come in a few styles and can purchased for $34.99 and up.
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