Thursday, November 30, 2006

Day 283 - How to Get Shoes On

Today's first time parenting tip - Press down on the tops of your baby's foot to get them to flatten out their feet.

Infant's aren't exactly the most cooperative creatures when it comes to getting dressed. They're usually squirming all over the place and a fair about of "baby wrangling" is the norm for any trip out of the house, especially during the winter months.

Here's a trick my dad taught me for getting a baby to uncurl his toes while you're putting on shoes. Grasp their ankle so that your thumb rests on the top of their foot just below where it starts to run into their leg. Gently press down here, and their toes should uncurl.

This same trick can be applied to hands that are balled up into fists. If you gently press with your thumb on the back of their hand, you should see the fingers unfold.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Rob said...

Hey Jef,

Any plans yet for the 1st birthday party?

Rob

BTW, your link for my blog is missing an "l". Its robslagle.blogspot.com

9:35 AM  
Blogger Classic Jef said...

Thanks for the link correction!

Yeah, we're going to throw a bash at my parents place, since we're in a small studio apartment.

Thanks for asking!

7:33 AM  

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