12 Adorable Summer Shoes for Babies

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Image adapted via Flickr/ Joe Shlabotnik

Oh the weather is getting so warm out, and, thankfully, that means my kids and I can start venturing outside again. We tend to spend a lot of time outdoors once the weather is favorable and the winter hibernation is finally ending—with a near 6-month-old baby who will experience many new things!

I love that with warmer weather means we don't have to bundle up the baby as much, and onesies and shoes are an acceptable and weather-appropriate outfit for him to lounge in.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, you need to consider shoes for your baby when they start to walk to protect their feet as they cruise along, but they're not necessary before then and only needed when your baby is walking outside. Since babies 6 months and younger don't generally walk, shoes for this age group are more about style and cuteness than actual functionality.

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While going barefoot is totally acceptable for a baby, especially one 6 months and under, sometimes you just want to complete their outfit with shoes. No matter the occasion, there are plenty of adorable shoes for your infant, and here are a few of my favorites:

EverydayShoes

For everyday wear

I am a big fan of the Robeez shoes and love that you can pick from many different looks. They are very durable and perfect for when baby is crawling (to protect toes) or just hanging out in the grass. “Everyday” shoes are the ones that can be paired with nearly any outfit, even if baby doesn't wear them every day.

1.  Silly Souls True Love Shoes, Toys”R”Us, $19.99

2. Baby Bella Maya Girls Pixie Soft Sole Mary Janes, Toys”R”Us, $9.99

3. Ahhh! Shark! Soft Soles, Robeez, $25

4. Watermelon Soft Soles, Robeez, $25

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sandals

Sandals

When you're out at the beach or it's super hot out but you're not in the right place for naked feet, sandals are a great option for baby. Also, what's cuter than little toes in cute little shoes ? Not much! I love sandals that are affordable because baby won't be wearing them for more than the one season.

1.  Flower Crib Shoe Sandals, Carter's, $10

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2. Crib Shoe Sandals, Carter's, $10

3. Patterned Canvas Flip-Flops, Old Navy, $9

4. Red, White, and Blue Sandals, Old Navy, $9

formal

Formal

The summer is the seasons for weddings, and even an infant can't get away with little toes showing when everyone else is all decked out. If your baby is attending a wedding or another formal event, there are shoes that add a whole lot of cuteness to the adorable outfit they'll no doubt be wearing.

1.  Pink Shoes With Diamond & Bow, Roco, $15.15

2. Black Loafer Shoes, Roco, $21.88

3. Ebony, Freshly Picked, $60

4. Rose Gold, Freshly Picked, $60

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12 Adorable Summer Shoes for Babies

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers wh ... More

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